You're proving my point.
You're proving my point.
ACs can be quite funny sometimes.
An iPad's value isn't in its hardware specs. It's in the way that it works both with hardware and software and ecosystem.
Yeah, man... puff puff pass, k?
There is nothing that providing a laptop per child affords that can't be accomplished through classroom media presentation devices (computer & projector) and a good school computer lab.
Homework. Many poorer kids do not have a computer at home, and a smartphone is terrible for writing papers and research. The laptop/tablet is also locked down so distractions are kept to a minimum.
These devices will only be a distraction and huge expense for families and schools as millions of them are broken every year.
Hyperbole. Citation needed. Yesterday's article about iPads in Coachella said district-wide there were less than 10 lost or stolen. How does that scale up to millions?
Not only that, jailbreaking the device and installing anything else besides school-approved software would likely get the child disciplined. This is true of both iPad and Chromebook.
USRobotics kept walking around and saying their modems were the #1 selling modem. This is analogous of what Apple is doing today.
However, while USR was the #1 brand, most modems sold overall had the Rockwell chipset, with most brands simply adding a plastic box and different color LEDs.
More recently, Apple claims that the iPhone is the #1 selling phone. However, phones that use Android sell the most, period.
I shouldn't be, but I'm always surprised how religious people get when their favorite electronics company is shown to be extremely misleading. I know a guy that I'd known for years who threatened to "unfriend" simply because I refuted his claim that the iPhone was the #1 phone.
So this iPad/Chromebook issue is just another chapter of misleading sales tactics. But if you look at what Apple actually says officially, they're very specific in the literature. Unfortunately, people will be blind to anything that might change their worldview... and any company would be nuts not to take advantage of that.
"The only students at the school sans iPad, Dr. Adams says, are a very small number who turned it down on religious grounds."
Who would turn down a free iPad?
tend to get sick when exercising.
Motorola couldn't manufacture enough of the 68K CPUs, so Apple set up an alliance with IBM and Motorola (AIM). The first generation of the PowerPC was fast and easily manufactured.
Motorola sold Apple on AltiVec, the 128bit vector unit, and it was added to the PowerPC.
Once again, problems with the design and just sheer Motorola incompetence caused CPU production to fall behind. IBM, seeing the writing on the wall, bailed.
Apple, finally tired of Motorola's crap, ported everything to Intel, and left without looking back. Too bad it took them 20 years to realize this.
Motorola became synonymous with crap hardware and crap cellphones that would break. However, Motorola was great at the con game. They suckered Google into buying them, and then Google unloaded the Motorola unit at an $8 billion loss to Lenovo, probably for parts.
But whatever you feel about Apple, do not blame IBM. Motorola was the one holding back Apple.
Perfect opportunity. He would've loved the idea.
I've provided two links now. Where are yours?
People will run malware for pennies.
The programmers, sysadmins, and netadmins can only do so much. If you completely lock them down, the users can't do their jobs effectively and/or whine and complain and not buy your software or use your service.
People do pay more for bulletproof software and systems, but most people aren't buying airliners.
$160 million per mile, to prevent an average of 50-60 tornado deaths per year?
1) Build 1000 miles? Only $160 billion? Is that cost of labor alone? What about the cost of land?
2) Build just for cities? Which cities?
3) How does a city afford even 1 mile of wall?
We can drop nukes in tornadoes too for much less, not that I'm advocating that either.
Just last year, there were 32,850 vehicle fatalities in the good ol' USofA.
Driverless cars would've prevented 99% of the crashes. Let's concentrate on rolling those out first and soon.
A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on. -- Samuel Goldwyn