In terms of impact of the ipad on our in

January 28, 2010 by Dave Haynes

In terms of impact of the ipad on our industry I think the major factor isn’t so much about the form / price but rather the closed and proprietary nature of the ipad. From what I can tell Apple wants total control – no Flash and no apps unless they approve. I don’t see this flying for digital signage. We need open, non-proprietary standards that leverage all content produced on the web and I just can’t see a control freak company like Apple allowing that to happen. Now don’t get me wrong, I personally own a boatload of Apple products and will be the first to go out and buy an ipad, but I don’t think I will be rushing to build an app to support it. I want something a little less proprietary…

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