Windows Developer on the iPad as a Threat to Windows

This, from Brad Wardell, CEO of Stardock, long-time maker of customization/theming utilities for Windows:

Speed. Similar to #1, I can check my email, look at my various RSS feeds and scan my schedule in less than 30 seconds. On a Windows based PC, I’d still be waiting for Outlook to get done doing its thing or dealing with some Windows update that came in during the night that rebooted my machine.

I’ve noticed this too. The iPad is a far slower machine than a modern MacBook in terms of raw hardware performance, but it feels faster in many ways, because you never have to wait for it.

Update: Fireballed. Here’s a plain text version from Google’s cache.

Monday, 24 May 2010