Originally Posted by jeffharris
This is the same bullshit that was flung at the Mac for years.... mice, no command-line = toy!
It's the same attitude I saw for years as a MiniCAD/Vectorworks user coming from AutoCAD users....
If a thing isn't hard, it's not valid. If it's in any way pleasurable, It's not valid.
One must suffer to call something real work. Anything else is a joke.
The joke goes the other way.
I am a computer programmer and my partner used AutoCad (she is an Architect).
I NEVER want to play with my phone, I have much better ways to spend my time, that is why we bought iPhones. I want my computers to work all the time, that is why we bought Macs.
My children wanted the iPad, so we bought one. My wife's relatives in Russia saw her iPad when she visited, they bought it off her, and asked us to send another one over (this was about 6 months ago). These are PC users, initial reaction to the iPad was one of curiosity, then playing with it, then begging to borrow it so they could use it in bed for reading and surfing.
The male relative sneered at it, "its just a toy" (man I wish I had a dollar every time I heard this), its too easy to use, computers have to be complicated and serious, no way will I use this.
He later asked us to ship him a 3G 64GB iPad to Russia. I think I have said enough.
By the way, AutoCad is the biggest pile of crap ever written, it is so hard to use, this means it is bad software. All software must be easy to use, otherwise, simply throw it out. This is not how to code !