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Just like a PC. 

Yeah, Two Years and the iPad is Still Pretty Much A Consumption Device

I believe a person’s PC is pretty much defined by the apps they utilise beyond the ones that come on it. Two years after the iPad’s debut it’s in that same position. A 16GB WiFI iPad with standard apps is as much “PC” as many people need. A “power user” gets more storage, possibly adds cellular and the Camera Connection Kit, and goes beyond the default apps to add software such as Writing Kit, GarageBand, iWork, Dropbox, Photogene, iThoughtsHD, etc. to meet their personal needs and interests.

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Outsourcing innovation

Stephanie Overby of CIO magazine interviews Harvard Business School professors David Pisano and Willy Shih about IT innovation and outsourcing. Gary Pisano, Harry E. Figgie, Jr. Professor Of Business Administration, Harvard Business School: Just look at what has happened in the mobile communications industry today. A lot of PC companies first gave up manufacturing, and…

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Simply put, the iPhone is the first truly ‘personal’ computer; more personal to its owners than the PC ever was. Talk to iPhone owners (not to mention, the 20M iPod Touch owners), and this truth bubbles to the top again and again. iPhone, the ‘Personal’ Computer - Future of the Mobile Web - O’Reilly Broadcast

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Why Windows 7 isn’t competing with Mac OS X Snow Leopard — RoughlyDrafted Magazine

http://www.roughlydrafted.com/2009/08/26/why-windows-7-isnt-competing-with-ma... Microsoft is not anything like Apple. Microsoft almost exclusively licenses its Windows software to PC makers, which are then pitted against each other to sell commodity hardware to consumers. Apple sells a unique, integrated product directly to consumers. In many other market segments however, Macs (and Linux) have both found conformable niches where they…

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Next time I encounter a Microsoft executive tsk-tsking about the onerous “Apple Tax” imposed by a Mac’s needless glitz, I’m tempted to ask him what car he drives—and whether he chose the model with the cloth seats and hand-cranked windows, or one with a few creature comforts. Eight Reasons Your Next Computer Should Be a…

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Apple is known for its savvy marketing, but its campaigns seldom target the enterprise. Its core customer base consists of students, educators, creative professionals, and individual consumers, whom it courts with a brand message that’s equal parts Porsche and Picasso. Far from being a business darling, Apple paints the Mac as the anti-corporate PC: You…

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