[OS X TeX] TeXpad (LaTeX iPad editor app) dev's blog post on Mac OS X appstore sandboxing
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Wed Apr 4 15:09:12 EDT 2012
On Apr 4, 2012, at 1:35 PM, David Derbes wrote:
> Tthere is a lot of push toward cloud computing. I doubt that we will see anytime soon an iPad with sufficient storage and processing power to run a local copy of Mathematica; though surely Real Soon Now (if not already available) there are clients that can be run on an iPad to call a remote kernel. More and more people seem to want me to use Google Docs rather than MS Office (or equivalent) on my laptop.
I don't want to argue about this, but this is one of my pet peeves, so I can't resist …
I first used Mathematica in the early/mid 90's on a Mac Centris 650 or maybe an IBM PC with a 80486 running windows 3.1. I think the iPad has a wee bit more processing power, memory, and storage than those machines, so I'm skeptical of claims that it can't run a local copy of Mathematica (or Matlab, or …). Maybe it can't run the desktop version with exactly the same performance, but it's certainly capable of running a very useful local version.
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