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View Full Version : Rob Enderle is (still) a ****ing idiot




muskratboy
Mar 14, 2010, 04:29 PM
http://finance.yahoo.com/family-home/article/109051/should-you-preorder-an-ipad

i can't believe this guy is still around... after making a career of saying ridiculously ignorant, inaccurate, goofy-ass things about apple.

i hadn't seen his name for so long that i figured everyone had (finally) realized what a complete idiot loser the guy was, and decided not to give him the attention he craves and completely doesn't deserve.

"Even the first iPhone owners were pretty unhappy."

yup, that's how i remember it too. that's why everyone threw their first iphones into the landfill at their first chance.

"It's still unclear exactly what the iPad will do best, Enderle says. Competing devices slated for release may be better choices, depending on what you would use the iPad for. Shoppers looking for an e-reader may want to wait for Amazon's expected Kindle 3, while Dell's Streak tablet offers more computing power, he says. Another soon-to-be-released contender, Notion Ink's Adam, "is probably closer to what the second-generation iPad will be than what the iPad currently is," he says."

sure... that makes ALOT of sense. from someone who has no concept of software, or apparently anything at all relating to technology.

i guess i'm breaking my own rule when it comes to this moron... but c'mon... has anyone been more blatantly, stupefyingly wrong so many times about ANYTHING? god i hate that guy.



niuniu
Mar 14, 2010, 04:32 PM
I'd be more tempted by Lenovo's machine (iDeapad) than Dell's really, but ok. If I could get OS X on thee Lenovo machine without too much stress it'd be incredible.

GoCubsGo
Mar 14, 2010, 04:33 PM
Slow your roll fanboi. I agree with him to a degree. What will the iPad do best? Really? I am not saying I agree with him all of the time but in the case where he questions what the iPad will do best, I can completely see the point. As someone who wishes to buy an ereader of sorts, I am not sure I like the price tag and monthly subscription of the 3G model (as I'd like it to function as the Kindle does where I can buy a book on the fly without wifi), the iPad is a contender but not enough for me to even pre-order.

He is an idiot, but he also asks a real good question.

elmo151
Mar 14, 2010, 06:14 PM
paying attention to these people is what they want.

ignore them and they will go away

marksman
Mar 14, 2010, 07:35 PM
Slow your roll fanboi. I agree with him to a degree. What will the iPad do best? Really? I am not saying I agree with him all of the time but in the case where he questions what the iPad will do best, I can completely see the point. As someone who wishes to buy an ereader of sorts, I am not sure I like the price tag and monthly subscription of the 3G model (as I'd like it to function as the Kindle does where I can buy a book on the fly without wifi), the iPad is a contender but not enough for me to even pre-order.

He is an idiot, but he also asks a real good question.

What question is that?

Are you really going to compare a kindle to an iPad?

That is like comparing a pocket calculator to an iPhone.

niuniu
Mar 14, 2010, 07:41 PM
What question is that?

Are you really going to compare a kindle to an iPad?

That is like comparing a pocket calculator to an iPhone.

Apple are going all out to capture the eReader market for the iPad.

PsyD4Me
Mar 14, 2010, 07:48 PM
Apple are going all out to capture the eReader market for the iPad.

they'll never go all out until they use eInk

t0mat0
Mar 14, 2010, 07:57 PM
Number of iPhones that have Stanza on vs Number of Kindles, Nooks etc put together?

Most people are better off waiting for Enderle to mature. But it's going to take a while. But there's potential - look what happened to Dvorak!

Does something have to one thing the best? Be unifunctional? Isn't the iPhone one of the star examples of how multifunctional, convergent devices can blow other markets up, drive competition into sorting themselves out?

shakenmartini
Mar 14, 2010, 07:58 PM
they'll never go all out until they use eInk

I disagree. Half the people I know that have eInk readers like them but generally feel that eInk compromises too much for paying more than $100 (a d wouldn't buy them again).

This same debate to the letter happened circa 1998 when palm was going color. Eceryone said color LCD's were too hard on the eyes. Guess what consumers chose and overwhelmingly chose color LCDs.

If eInk was so great we would see eInk monitors for people who edit documents

far from it. Your corporate drone stares at a LCD monitor for 8h a day.

CanonicalKoi
Mar 14, 2010, 08:06 PM
As someone who wishes to buy an ereader of sorts, I am not sure I like the price tag and monthly subscription of the 3G model (as I'd like it to function as the Kindle does where I can buy a book on the fly without wifi), the iPad is a contender but not enough for me to even pre-order.

He is an idiot, but he also asks a real good question.

There's no reason you couldn't buy a book "on the fly" as long as you have 3G on your iPad--that's what allows a Kindle to do so. If you've read the Kindle forums, you'll see it's been riddled with all sorts of problems. So, to be fair, has the nook, which I have. So far, my nook's worked like a little champ, but many people's haven't. It also needs WiFi to connect and (so far) you can only download books in the US and Canada. With Kindle where you use 3G to download at home or abroad, you don't see a monthly 3G bill, but the cost is factored into the books you purchase and, if you use it internationally, expect an extra $1.99 fee added to each download--you order 3 books? Expect an additional $11.97 on the bill whether you're downloading free books or not. The 3G is being paid for by you in the US/your home country or abroad on an invisible "per use" basis.

As far as Enderle's question, let's ask another--how many people really need a car? Let's face it, the iPad is a tool. A nice tool, but hardly necessary. Ereaders aren't necessary, nor are computers generally, but they are useful. In my case, it'll be my primary at-home ereader, a personal movie watching device when I'm trying not to make a lot of noise and it will probably become my most useful productivity tool since I far prefer the multi-touch screen to a mouse and/or keyboard. I grieve for Enderle--his imagination is so very, very limited, not to mention his brain being so very, very tiny.

CanonicalKoi
Mar 14, 2010, 08:14 PM
I disagree. Half the people I know that have eInk readers like them but generally feel that eInk compromises too much for paying more than $100 (a d wouldn't buy them again).

This same debate to the letter happened circa 1998 when palm was going color. Eceryone said color LCD's were too hard on the eyes. Guess what consumers chose and overwhelmingly chose color LCDs.

If eInk was so great we would see eInk monitors for people who edit documents

far from it. Your corporate drone stares at a LCD monitor for 8h a day.

E-ink is nice; it really is. It's very comfortable for reading, but there are some drawbacks. Photographs don't reproduce particularly well in it--or maybe they do, but they're almost impossible to see on an ereader's wee little screen. The other drawback to e-ink on any ereader is that you can't use them in low light conditions unless you have a separate, battery operated light to attach to it. I love my nook for it's portability for traveling, but if I were reading an ebook at home or reading a book that contained a lot of photos, graphs or charts, I'd much rather have the larger, lit screen of an iPad.