Where the iPad arrived looking like a child prodigy. It had been carefully trained to be far more advanced in a very select range of impressive abilities. The fact was that outside of that, it couldn't do much else - but Apple is so brilliant at controlling their environment that they simply didn't give you an option to realize that while it could play an advanced symphony at birth, it couldn't dress itself.
In the meantime, the Android tablets - normal kids advancing at normal rates - looked like paste-eating nose-pickers in need of being held back a grade.
So here is what I wonder - as we get out of tablet Kindergarten, is the iPad's EARLY development going to hold it back because it was unable to really learn some OTHER fundamentals as they focused only on learning what was most immediately impressive? Is the iPad ALWAYS going to be the high achiever who takes to every new thing as if it were a natural gift, or will Android slowly mature into the better tablet platform because it was busy learning the basics while the iPad was playing at being a child genius?
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