Gruber thinks different: "If you’re thinking The Tablet is just a big iPhone, or just Apple’s take on the e-reader, or just a media player, or just anything, I say you’re thinking too small — the equivalent of thinking that the iPhone was going to be just a click wheel iPod that made phone calls. I think The Tablet is nothing short of Apple’s reconception of personal computing.”
He sez: "…in the course of scoping this out, I got to mess around with CoreData a little. This is another classic example of Apple wares: looks like a tinkertoy at first blush, comes with a tinkertoy tool (the data modeler in Xcode), but in fact, it’s pretty awesome. Last night I found that it has the concept of ‘abstracts’ and that when you ask for collections of items, it can return items down the inheritance chain!"
On Oct. 21, 2009, two pilots flying from San Diego to Minneapolis vanished into cyberspace.
Their plane was fine. Ground controllers tracked it the whole time. The passengers and flight attendants in the main cabin noticed nothing unusual. And the pilots’ bodies stayed planted in their seats as though they were flying the aircraft. But they weren’t flying it. Their minds had been sucked into a pair of laptops.
I had the same suspicions and take-away: On the other hand, we have the theory that AT&T’s network is just fine because two network consulting companies say so, even though a Consumer Reports customer survey says otherwise, and it is the iPhone that is flawed, but the flaws are for some reason worse on AT&T than other carriers around the world, and just happen to be worse still in some cities than others, and Apple has been unwilling and/or unable to address these flaws in three model years.
"This scam was so effective that the applications regularly rose to the tops of charts. One, called ColorMagic, even made it into the Staff Favorites section of the store (which brings some doubt as to whether these are actually staff picks at all)."