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Y Combinator, a venture fund focused on tech startups, has put out a new Request for Startups (RFS – which lead entrepreneurs in a certain direction based on trends they think will be hot) that is aimed at encouraging iPad related startups. The wording of their RFS is very bullish about the iPad’s prospects as a game-changing device:
Most people think the important thing about the iPad is its form factor: that it’s fundamentally a tablet computer. We think Apple has bigger ambitions. We think the iPad is meant to be a Windows killer. Or more precisely, a Windows transcender. We think Apple foresees a future in which the iPad is the default way people do what they now do with computers (and some other new things).
Though it’s certainly difficult to imagine anything being a Windows killer, I do think that between the iPad’s form factor and the supreme ease of use (and joy of use) of the iPhone OS, that it may well help take personal computing to a whole new level of ‘personal’.