Giving iPad fire to mere mortals: On myopia and elitism in computing

Why arguing about how someone else chooses to compute, be it on an iPad or PC, says more about you than it does them.A couple of days ago my iPhone rang. It was 2015 and it wanted it’s debate about iPad being a “real” computer back. (Seriously, I could hear Adele in the background, wondering if, after all these years, iPad Pro would like to meet…) At least it felt that way when a few tweets by Joshua Topolsky re-ignited the old is-it/isn’t-it debate.Josh is a legend in this industry but Twitter is a platform that lends itself to in-the-heat-of-the-moment (or beverage) hot takes often absent the care and consideration they’d be given in a less real-time medium.

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Giving iPad fire to mere mortals: On myopia and elitism in computing