Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 18 of 18

Thread: Ipad Doom?

  1. #1
    Banned.
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    1,670
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Ipad Doom?


  2. #2
    Senior Member DannoXYZ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Saratoga, CA
    Posts
    11,496
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I don't think Apple was targeting the business sector with that market. They flubbed that arena way back in the Pepsi King days and lost major opportunities.

    Anyway, I know a guy that just bought 10 iPads to spread around the house. His wife really wanted one in the kitchen for her recipes. I may get one for the kitchen-table as well. I've got a folding remote-KVM unit that folds up and slides under the table, but it's awkward to use and the keyboard's not very water/food-proof and impossible to clean. iPad might be just the ticket...
    Last edited by DannoXYZ; 02-23-10 at 04:08 AM.

  3. #3
    Peloton Dog patentcad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Chester, NY
    My Bikes
    2013 Scott Foil, 2009 Scott Addict R2, 2008 Cervelo P3 TT bike, 2008 Motobecane Fly Ti Hard Tail MTB
    Posts
    55,759
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Hardly.

  4. #4
    . botto's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    40,275
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by DannoXYZ View Post
    I don't think Apple was targeting the business sector with that market. They flubbed that arena way back in the Pepsi King days and lost major opportunities.

    Anyway,
    I know a guy that just bought 10 iPads to spread around the house. His wife really wanted one in the kitchen for her recipes. I may get one for the kitchen-table as well. I've got a folding remote-KVM unit that folds up and slides under the table, but it's awkward to use and the keyboard's not very water/food-proof and impossible to clean. iPad might be just the ticket...

  5. #5
    Domestic Domestique UnsafeAlpine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Michigan
    My Bikes
    Brand New Old Catamount! Schwinn Homegrown, Specialized FSR, Salsa Vaya, Salsa Chile Con Crosso
    Posts
    1,736
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    Proof that wealth and smarts do not necessarily converge.

  6. #6
    370H-SSV-0773H linux_author's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Penniless Park, Fla.
    My Bikes
    Merlin Fortius, Specialized Crossroads & Rockhopper, Serotta Fierte, Pedal Force RS2
    Posts
    2,760
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    iPad == EPIC FAIL

  7. #7
    Peloton Dog patentcad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Chester, NY
    My Bikes
    2013 Scott Foil, 2009 Scott Addict R2, 2008 Cervelo P3 TT bike, 2008 Motobecane Fly Ti Hard Tail MTB
    Posts
    55,759
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by linux_author View Post
    iPad == EPIC FAIL
    Oh, you mean like the iPhone failed? Like that?

  8. #8
    . botto's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    40,275
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    Proof that wealth and smarts do not necessarily converge.
    i question the veracity of the statement.

  9. #9
    Senior Member DannoXYZ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Saratoga, CA
    Posts
    11,496
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    Well, it makes sense to me. The guy always likes to throw parties. Roughly once a month and people are always wanting a computer to check their emails, show off their kids pictures, etc. He would have a laptop in every room to make it easy for people. There's also one for set up as a jukebox for people to pick music & video selections. But they were always getting destroyed by people spilling food & drinks on them or pushing too hard on the screen or pulling them off tables. He actually started picking laptops with all-metal casings to help them survive the parties. We'll see how this market-test of the iPad turns out.

  10. #10
    Chepooka StupidlyBrave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    South Central PA
    My Bikes
    1990 Trek 1400 7spd; 2001 Litespeed Arenberg 10 speed
    Posts
    1,155
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You can get doom for the touch for $10 from the app store. Why wouldn't it run on the ipad?


  11. #11
    Bring May Flowers aprilm's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Soon to be South Carolina!
    My Bikes
    '10 Kuota Kebel
    Posts
    961
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by DannoXYZ View Post
    Roughly once a month and people are always wanting a computer to check their emails
    That's just weird to me. No matter how well I know the host/hostess, I would never think to check my e-mail while I'm at one of their parties. If it's really that important (and I realize sometimes it is, i.e., business), get an internet-capable phone.

  12. #12
    Banned. ModoVincere's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    1,626
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by aprilm View Post
    That's just weird to me. No matter how well I know the host/hostess, I would never think to check my e-mail while I'm at one of their parties. If it's really that important (and I realize sometimes it is, i.e., business), get an internet-capable phone.
    +1

  13. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    428
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I like how advertisements and press releases are now treated as news articles.

  14. #14
    Bike Junkie aadhils's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Santa Clara, CA
    My Bikes
    Orange Brompton M3L; Milwaukee Bicycle Co. Fixie (Eddy Orange)
    Posts
    1,583
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It's gonna be awesome! All I'll need for school now is just my iPad and Macbook

  15. #15
    Bike Junkie aadhils's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Santa Clara, CA
    My Bikes
    Orange Brompton M3L; Milwaukee Bicycle Co. Fixie (Eddy Orange)
    Posts
    1,583
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    ..

  16. #16
    GATC
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    south Puget Sound
    Posts
    6,551
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by annc View Post
    I like how advertisements and press releases are now treated as news articles.
    I hadn't really realized that until I started sharing a cube farm w/ a PR person. Now I realize it's distributed throughout every single section of the paper.

  17. #17
    GATC
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    south Puget Sound
    Posts
    6,551
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'm sure people are already working on their beta for iTwister for that iBoard appstore

  18. #18
    Super Moderator no1mad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    NE OK
    My Bikes
    '06 Kona Smoke
    Posts
    7,287
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    And iDance for the iMat..

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •