“When I got my iPad, I immediately installed several software packages on it. Most of it was for entertainment (e.g., Netflix, ABC Reader), but I also installed a couple of apps that could at least ostensibly be used for business (e.g., Pages, Keynote). Each installation was simple: I ran the App Store application, found the tools I wanted, and clicked the purchase icon. Within moments, each package installed,” van Wyk writes. “The installation process gave me absolutely no choice as far as where the software would reside on my iPad. In fact, I had no choices whatsoever beyond yes/no to purchase the apps.”
“Once the apps were installed, I was able to get some of my Keynote presentations and Pages documents over to my iPad via an iTunes synchronization to my MacBook Pro,” van Wyk writes. “But here too, I had absolutely no way of controlling or choosing where the documents were placed on the iPad. Once I synchronized the device, the documents appeared for their respective applications.”
“For many of my fellow techies, the words ‘lack of choice’ are the kiss of death for a device like this,” van Wyk writes. “But for the average consumer, ‘lack of choice’ can be interpreted as ‘simple,’ by and large. And to get to the masses, simple never hurts.”
van Wyk writes, “The result of all this is a platform that is simple, intuitive and highly usable for common home computing tasks… And, even though I am not an average consumer of high-tech devices, I have absolutely no need to understand the underlying organization and architecture of the iPad. The apps I’ve installed just plain work. How can that not be a boon to the consumers of the world? …I’m convinced the model that Apple has laid out with the iPad is the future of home computing.”
Full article, which discusses how iPad’s model will “virtually obliterate” malware (including lazy Adobe’s Flash), here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dow C.” for the heads up.]