Hello Folks - I am brand new here. I found my way to this site googling for info on the new HP Touchpad. I am not very technical, but I do like gadgets. I find the dynamics here fascinating and at the same time a bit surprising. I was really expecting to find a more intellectual or techie kind of perspective. It is interesting that there seem to be so many Naysayers and I have to wonder why they are on this forum if they are so displeased with the product? Usually, reasonable people who are unhappy will post their peace and move on to other things. Anyway after exploring this site, i2y4N, your post prompted me to sign up and post this definition from Urban Dictionary:
One who frequently engages in excessive complaining, negative banter and/or a genuinely poor and downbeat attitude. Naysayers are distinguished by their tendency to consistently view the glass half empty, make frequent one-way trips to negative town, and constantly emphasize the worst of a situation. They have the capacity to rant and whine for hours on end about the most insignificant inconveniences. They tend to travel solo, but have the keen ability to spread their pessimistic attitude to a group of unsuspecting bystanders and encourage others to employ their mindset.
Naysayers tend to blend in with those around them rather well, granted they have learned over the years to adapt to their surroundings. However, when the opportunity arises, their true nature will be exposed and they will stop at nothing to exclude others or bring a general sense of negativity to any situation.
Not to be confused with non-naysayers who fight against the negativity brought forth by naysayers, make the best of a situation and are not afraid to call out a naysayer on the spot.
Being the world renowned naysayer that he was, Jobe complained about nearly every aspect of the party and made sure nobody else had a good time."
Is there a way to exclude specific people from my view, so I can avoid spending time weeding out the no value add posts?
Some background on myself. I am in the business world and spend most of my day on my laptop on Office and internal applications and I work at home. Currently as a professional and a consumer, I have a work PC (Compaq), a home PC (MAC), a phone -- used for both work and home (HTC Incredible-Verizon), a Kindle (for reasonable sized book reading, phone is just too small) and an IPOD for storing and mobile use of music (got this 3+ years ago before I had the Incredible) - with no way (simple enough for my simple mind) to share much across. I really look forward to future where we can have a more seamless use of all our various devices (and hopefully fewer of them). I see WebOS with the potential to go in this direction and will try to be optimistic and accept the reality of the constant change in technology we continue to see.
So, I for one, ordered my Touchpad today and look forward to the Pre3, and hopefully at some point on a PC.