bad of the dead, but let’s face it, Steve Jobs was a nut.
I have an iPad. I run several different Mac computers. Jobs was a mental case. No, I’m not saying that he didn’t have some very good ideas, I’m saying that he was a nutjob.
There are two big things that I don’t like about my iPad, one much bigger than the other. I’ll start with the small one first:
There is no way to put a USB drive on the unit. That means that I can’t use it for what I wanted, since I want to back up documents. Yes, there are ways to work around it (email myself documents, for instance), but it is a HUGE pain in the butt. I also can’t watch and download movies because of that. Yes, I could rip them, save them to iTunes, etc., but again, we are in the “pain in the butt” area. I understand that pricing is based on storage, and that giving it a USB port undercuts that drastically. OK, it’s a real pain but I can live with it.
The other issue is more a problem. Steve Jobs had this irrational mania about FLASH, and he made it so the iPad won’t take flash. That means that there are certain programs I can’t run, all because of Steve Jobs’ mental illness. Most web sites use flash to make videos work, so here I have a web browser that is crippled. Nice.
This is nothing short of goofy. I hope that now that Jobs is dead I can finally get flash on my iPad.