I have never used a single Apple product in my life before, and never dream to. With the way Apple is increasingly blazing the way to turning people into mere consumers, where you in reality do not *own* what you buy, I feel very sad for what the future holds should Jobs get his way.
I also find it very sad the way people, some from very reputed so called research firms are rushing head over heels to tell us how useful the iPad is, even though it is manifestly clear that the device is at best, a solution looking for a problem. And to those that are touting it as revolutionary device, I can only sympathize with their extreme love and fanboyism for everything Apple.
I really respect companies that make genuinely useful products for people to buy and in return make profits. I also understand it when a company seeks to protect what rightly belongs to them in terms of trade competitiveness and IP. However, I can never understand, agree with, support or buy from a company that actually looks at people that buy their products as nothing more than consumers who can only be dictated to.
The video below of Steve Jobs ushering in the 1984 Mac 2 add really makes him a very interesting figure. I find it very funny that he is doing today what he in the video was accusing IBM of doing. Just take a look and tell me what you think.