Paul Sweeting, an analyst with GigaOM, sees it differently. "With the iPad," he says, "you have the anti-Internet in your hands."
I'd click through and listen to the news story first. However, Mr. Sweeting is right in my opinion. Apple is offering a gated community via iTunes and trying to re-create the old business model of delivering everything to you instead of being open. We all know about the rejected applications on iTunes and censoring what we are trying get away from in the first place (Google built a business on open). I doubt we all want GE and AT&T back at the helm right? Apple is next Microsoft.