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After all, I can still dual boot and use a VM so I can use Windows 7. And then I can develop for my iPhone (not to mention for Mac OS).
I bought a Mac Mini and a KVM to do iPhone development. The Mini sits behind my monitors and I can click the KVM remote to switch between it and my PC on my 24" monitor, using the same mouse and keyboard. It's on my network and I can do all the development I want for both without having to reboot or use a virtual machine. It works great!
I did that mistake 3 years back. I was looking for a new PC so I thought iMac will be a good idea. I bought it. Next I found myself buying an iPhone. Then I bought a Time Capsule and then I bought another iPhone and then a Macbook and then an iPad. Now I want a Macbook air but I ended up buying a Windows Phone 7 instead.
wouldn't it be nice if the printer was integrated into the iMac, just like the screen is?
And the mouse.
And the keyboard.
And the desk it sits on.
And the Chair you sit on to use it.
And the room it all goes in.
And the house that the room's in.
And the family that you live with in the house.
In fact, why not just give up all thinking altogether, and let Steve Jobs make all your decisions for you.
You know it's the right thing to do.
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!
It's not as bad as it seems. Hell, if I could integrate my iMac with my bathroom, I would. Until then, I will stick to taking my MacBook with me to the bathroom instead (because my computing activities are so important that things like going to the bathroom should not stop them).
In any case, the only thing that you shouldn't integrate with an iMac is your bed, as it would prevent you from getting up and going to work. Oh, sh*t, this actually happens to me.
That's just silly. The mouse/keyboard combo has already been tried (on laptops), and that's been shown to be a poor combination. Printers are so common now that they should be included with the computer, and they are not tied to frequent user interaction, so combining them with the computer might not be such a bad idea.
And there is actually a common example of a printer integrated into the computer/screen. Ever seen Strongbad emails?
You don't actually have to read the article, but I read it and I was like "yeah, that's exactly how it was."
I'm up in good ol' Canada and the story is basically the same. I was going to get one on launch day but I got caught up in the office and couldn't make it to the Bell store in time. I make it the next day (Nov 9), walk into the store, and look around to try to find the glorious WP7 display I was sure would be there. Nope, no demo phone, no dummy phone, not even a mention of it anywhere.
So a rep approaches me, and the conversation goes something like this:
Me: I'm looking to get the LG Quantum
Him: *confused look*
Me: You know, the WP7 device?
Him: *confused look again* Ummm, I don't think it launched yet.
Me: It's on your website, it launched yesterday.
Him: Ummm, I think it got delayed or something.
Me: Hmmm, I was on the phone with customer service verifying my hardware upgrade elibility to that phone and they didn't mention anything about them being delayed, he told me to go to this store and pick one up.
Him: Well, uh, let me check.
He then goes into the back room, comes out 3 minutes later with a phone in his hand and proclaims "look at that, looks like we got a few in the back!"
I did end up purchasing the phone and I absolutely love it, but seriously, what the hell?!?! Not even a demo unit? No info stand? The staff don't even know they have one? What is going on?
What an epic launch fail...
Anybody have a similar experience?
EDIT: Also, side note, ALL the apps in the marketplace STILL have ZERO or maybe 1 rating...really?
No. I tried Windows Phone 7 at stores in Portland Oregon and Atlanta GA. (eventually I end up ordering on Amazon) and I had a good experience. The sales reps really knew about the phones and I had plenty of time to play with the phones.