So That Thing I Said About iPads…

In my last post, I made the argument (with the help of a dealnews.com article) that a college student needs a laptop more than she needs an iPad, because laptops let you create content while iPads (and other tablets) only let you consume existing content. So today I’m going to link you to a blog post that basically affirms my belief (and has a little tiny swear in it, sorry!)

http://joelrunyon.com/two3/an-unexpected-ass-kicking/

Here’s the main gist…

“I’ve been against Macintosh company lately. They’re trying to get everyone to use iPads and when people use iPads they end up just using technology to consume things instead of making things. With a computer you can make things. You can code, you can make things and create things that have never before existed and do things that have never been done before.”

“That’s the problem with a lot of people”, he continued, “they don’t try to do stuff that’s never been done before, so they never do anything, but if they try to do it, they find out there’s lots of things they can do that have never been done before.”

If the guy (Russell Kirsch) who created the world’s first internally programmable computer and the first digital image says it, it must be worth considering!

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