Just bought an iPad, it goes with my iPhone 3GS and my Airport Extreme and my AppleTV. I'm fully aware of the Apple media walled garden, I don't care about that in the slightest. Why? Because their DRM is so piss-poor I know I can break it if I want to without enourmous effort. In the end I've bought these Apple products because I like the convenience of having a single media collection that coordinates simply accross all my various devices (~30GB music ~30GB photos, several hundred GB of film and TV shows).
I know I can have all those things with various FOSS solutions such as Myth TV etc, or even Windows devices. But to be honest I work in IT all day long, often doing unpaid overtime, I don't want to come home and wrestle with my computers at home too, be they Linux based or Windows based. Apple's devices are more expensive than they could be, but for me at least, they are well designed, very easy to use (for the non-technical members of my household this is very important) and very very convenient. In the end, I bought those Apple products because I'm lazy and I can afford them. I also don't understand the frankly bizarre levels of spleen directed at Apple for daring to produce products that people clearly want.
I wouldn't be so quick to dismiss the original poster's claim of 100wpm. My mother was trained at school as a touch typist, she worked as a professional secretary in the 60s and 70s and can manage (IIRC) about 100wpm on an average day, this would probably go up if she started typing regularly again.
On the other hand, I've never learned to touch type, but when I'm working at my fastest I can usually keep up with my mother (though with more typos than her).
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