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>On the other hand, complaining about the alert box the Flash Player popped up struck me as particularly funny- of course that wouldn't have appeared on an iPad. It doesn't have Flash.

I think that's kind of the point. Using the iPad is just a cleaner, nicer experience because it's not bogged down with a lot of the desktop cruft.

Right- and that's sort of the point I was trying to make in the second paragraph- not everyone is willing to pay the price for a cleaner, nicer experience. There is a market for a less locked down but more feature-capable device. I just think that Android may already be there.

There is a trade-off between features and complexity, but Siegler doesn't try to evaluate that once in the article.

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