Category Archives: technology

Unfair iPad complaints

I’ve been thinking a lot about the iPad and considering whether to buy one myself. In reading some of the reviews and responses, I’ve encountered a set of complaints, many of which I don’t think are entirely fair, and I wanted to share my thoughts.
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Fragmentation III

Ok, I didn’t mean to talk so much about data fragmentation in the Internet age, but it has been an issue that has bothered me for a while and it doesn’t seem to be getting better. The third (and perhaps final) topic that I wanted to cover was document/media storage. The prior two articles were essentially about messaging, but now I want to talk about the places where you store your documents, your music, and your movies.
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Fragmentation II

To continue talking about fragmentation, I feel like there’s an inherent problem with online social networking. It’s all fine so long as you stick with a single site for social networking, but otherwise it gets messy. You like Facebook, all your friends are on Facebook, and you never leave Facebook? Then everything is peachy-keen.
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Fragmentation

It’s a minor complaint, but I’m a little put off by the fragmentation of information in the modern Internet age.

For example, I just signed up for a Facebook account after years of avoiding social networking sites. I was also excited to get a Google Wave account recently, and I like some of the things that I can do with that service. As good as these services are, the same thing struck me after using them for a short time: this does not ultimately lessen the complexity of my online life.
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