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iPad Effect on Small Mac Developers?

Interesting commentary from the developer of Scrivener, one of my all-time favorite apps. What does the iPad mean for small indie developers?

The resulting implication is this: either you build an iPhone/iPad
version of your application, or you miss out on all the users that
wanted a netbook and so bought the iPad—because the iPad is Apple’s
answer to the netbook.

I’m not saying it’s a bad direction, but I do wonder where that will
leave those of us still tied to traditional platforms such as OS X in
five years time.