This week’s mac techmail is completely non-technical and is a bit of an opinion/rant piece: iPass on the Apple iPad: It’s no netbook killer and it pretty much sums up my feeling about the much-touted iPad. I get what Apple has in mind with this thing, thinking it’s a better thing than a netbook but I was really really hoping for an OS X-based netbook (like a 10” powerbook or something) and this, while really neat looking and really slick, is more flash than substance (less flash? ha ha ha). Anyways… I fear for the future of computing if people think this kind of vendor lock-in is acceptable. Read the techmail for my feelings on it.. they’re definitely not warm nor fuzzy.

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