Originally Posted by John.B
Why are you so concerned with critiquing the gadgets that other people
own? Who died and made you God?
You do realize that there are plenty of people who think the MacBook Air is "for people with more money than brains"? Which makes your criticism a little suspect...
FWIW, I briefly owned an AppleTV but returned it for a Mac mini which is a ton more versatile -- but doesn't play AppleTV-only content from the iTunes store.
There is only one God, and I'm not qualified to shine his/her preverbal shoes. However on planet earth where good and bad products are introduced, I have the right to critique just about anything I want to. Doesn't necessarily mean I'll always be right.... As a shareholder in Apple, I think I have every right to give them an attaboy when they get something right, and boo his when they don't.
I feel this product misses the mark just as bad as the Apple TV did. It appears you agree with at least half of that statement. Unlike Mossberg I don't have to worry about getting secret previews of products, so I can say what I want.
There is a starting resentment towards Apple on how they drag their feet introducing new features. There are some talented competitors out there with an increased focus on industrial design. I want Apple to continue to be the leader they have been. As I see it they are 1 for 3 over the last few years in new product launches.
I wanted the iPad to be something new and exciting, however it will take another revision or two to bring it up to the level of some of the better netbooks out there now.