Peter Kirn of Create Digital Music, writing critically on the iPad in a post entitled “How A Great Product Can Be Bad News: Apple, iPad, and the Closed Mac”. Among the complaints: (1) not an open platform – not an open computer and not a Mac, (2) Apple alone controls distribution of the media, (3) it’s tied to iTunes, and (4) it has no standard ports.

More iPad concern:

Dave Winer: Should We Trust iPad?;

Alex Payne: On the iPad;

Jonathan Zittrain: A Fight Over Freedom at Apple’s Core;

Ed Felten: iPad to Test Zittrain’s “Future of the Internet” Thesis