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Well, the naysayers are at it again. The iPad is awful because it doesn't have a built-in digital camera.
The latest broadside comes from iNEWP - whoever they are. Like so many others before them, they claim the iPad is a failure because it doesn't have a camera.
But let's think about this for a moment. Rationally, I mean.
How cumbersome do you think a 9.5" x 7.5" camera would be? One that's only a half-inch think.
Not exactly the perfect dimensions for a camera, are they? Hardly. So why do all these people think the iPad should have an integrated camera when netbooks don't?
Frankly, the iPad can do almost anything a netbook can - and a lot of things netbooks can't.
Tens of thousands of apps aren't enough? They want a phone and camera integrated, too? Imagine if we held Microsoft-based devices to the same standard they're demanding of Apple? They'd all fail miserably.
Do you really need a digital camera built into your iPad? Hardly. It's dimensions simply don't make it a reasonable platform for a digital camera - though Apple may add one anyway.
Reason seems to have taken a back seat to insane jealousy.
As for me, I'll shoot pictures with my digital camera... then download the results to my iPad. And continue to wonder at how the anti-Apple crowd complains every time Apple creates a product that doesn't walk on water.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|