Re: Just posted: Apple iPad 2: Tool or Toy?

Started Mar 18, 2011 | Discussions thread
princewolf Regular Member • Posts: 152
Re: Just posted: Apple iPad 2: Tool or Toy?

Steve Jobbs is a genius. But he is not an engineering genius. He's a marketing genius. Indeed, promoting such a low performance tool for such a price calls for some exquisite marketing skills, and Apple seems to have them. There are items that cost a lot but deserve them(like some Leica or Mamiya cameras-but not all), but in this case material value is far exceeded by the price. Still, I will never judge people on what they spend their money on, so if I offended some I apologize for that.

In a wider angle, it seems a breaking point in and itself that DPReview is putting to the headline not a camera, not a photographic software, not a memory device, but a tablet PC. It speaks volumes of what photography has come to mean(or what it should mean). In my humble opinion it's an obscene invasion of the photography field, but there sure will be other opinions. I'm a computer engineer, don't blame me for hating computers

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