Even the Microsoft Surface has sold units. Obviously everyone was wrong about it¡
I still don't get what you're saying. You seem to be evading the point that you specifically declared there would be no iPad mini or, if there was, it wouldn't sell. This appears to be plainly quite wrong.
I could say what I should...but then you're a moderator, so that would work out badly for me.
No, please do. I've always considered myself an outlet for that. Say to me that which you can't to others, because our rules disallow.
But I'm right about home automation. Just like I'm right about the iPad mini. It's conditioning, and it's conditioning in the wrong direction. So when the time comes to actually make the jump to the third personal computing revolution, people will whine that their half-tabs (the ones that can only do a quarter of what proper tablet computers will) are what they "really wanted".
You don't haul gravel in a Mini Cooper.
Possibly. Don't get me wrong. I absolutely believe that new and greatly improved technologies will continue to make out lives better (even in our homes.) I'm just skeptical of this overall, broad and somewhat ambiguous "home automation" bit. I predict more point solutions some of which might talk to each other, but I'm skeptical of an overall network of devices that work together in some kind of gadget symphony.
Perhaps you can clarify what your claim about the iPad mini is/was. I seem to recall it being that there wouldn't be one and, if there was, it wouldn't sell. Also that there's no need for one. If these were not your claims, I apologize. If they were (in essence) your claims, you do appear to be wrong on all of them.
Possibly. Or it will be a device that meets a different mix of needs and desires. You car example actually (ironically) plays to this point exactly.
Wait what, Apple was one of the companies who was bidding for this company and they buy other firms all the time.
I think they'll do just fine, they just signed a 618 million dollar contract with the DOD. Plus Win 8 on tablets make for a pretty good mobile office device, we will have to wait and see though. I hope the iPad gets MS Office to.
Don't need most of that but I would love for my refrigerator to tell me what I have in it so while I'm shopping I know what to get.My husband and I love our Sonos which is now in every room of the house and it would be nice to have one display unit that can operate everything that was mentioned including lights and alarm system..
Of course there are. Don't be silly.
I understand that.
I would think so, yes.
I get that and I agree.
Possibly. But I'm failing to see what additional benefit this complete, centralized, integrated computer system for the home brings. At least in relation to the additional complexity and cost.
Thanks for telling me what you think I'm thinking.
I understand this and have never claimed differently. Of course they also weigh the benefits against the cost. It certainly isn't a "convenience and automation at any cost" kind of thing.
I totally understand this and have never denied it. It seems you're arguing against a straw man here. You're arguing against something I have not claimed. My question is what additional benefit (given the costs and complexities) a whole, integrated, centralized home automation system brings over the variety of point solutions we already have (and which are improving.)
You've given me an idea. I think I'll snap a quick reference photo of the inside of the refrigerator, before leaving for the grocery from now on.
I can't count the number of times I've passed by the milk aisle or something else, thinking "Oh I'm pretty sure we have enough at home". Ha. Nope.
Being able to look might mean we don't need RFID tags, etc. Perhaps inside-the-fridge and pantry web cams would work just as well instead
Damn. Better patent this quick.