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Proof the ipad is a kids toy

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Roparadise, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. Roparadise

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    A school district in Maine is giving the kindergartens iPads to use.

    http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/tech/2011/09/12/cohen-kindergarten-ipad.cnn?hpt=hp_t2

    for those not from the u.s. and don't know what kindergartens are
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kindergarten
     
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    It can be used AS a kids toy, but its not just meant for kids. The OS is so flexible.. Its a toy for everyone.
     
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    Look at this - it is so much more than a toy:

    [youtube]ct1_r_61sk8[/youtube]
     
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    I understand this whole...going into the next age of technology thing! But why give a 500$ piece of hardware to a little kid? I mean should we get each kid a netbook or maybe a kindle to start this movement instead of a freaking overpriced itouch?
     
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    Chinese kindergarteners have a stick of chalk and a piece of wood painted black, and still kick their as* at maths.
     
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    In some aspects some of the new technology is actually a step backward and not forward. Hardcore pc gamers is going to be what will keep the computer industry alive.
     
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    Yeah, tablets are just... not there yet. The iPad is sweet, but its overpriced and doesn't really have all the functionality I'd imagine longterm the tablet sector will evolve into.

    Android really needs to step it up in the UI department and external hardware funding initiative, they've got something really solid going it's just really lacking the polish that Apple has, despite its drawbacks...

    Like Intel just did by dumping a bunch of money into a fund for companies to come up with something that would compete with the MacBook Air, I think Google should drop a few million investing in existing PC manufacturers and motivate them to begin developing some better hardware for tablets. Android dev's would love it I'm sure...
     
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    My nephew is like 2 and he has his own iPad.. he can navigate and play games well usually so his head is on right but motor function is still not quite there (he'll keep turning the thing even though the ipad rotates the screen)