There was a rant about the mute switch on the side of iPads on this blog a while back. To summarize, Apple initially designed that switch to be a mute switch, changed it to be a rotation lock before shipping, then changed it back to be a mute switch in iOS 4.2. I thought that was a bad decision.
Hidden in the iPad 2 announcement was the news that Apple is, in iOS 4.3, going to allow the user to choose what that little switch on the side of an iPad does.
This is good news and bad news.
It is good news because it is yet another sign of the awesome power this blog and it's 14 readers have to bring about goodness in the world.
It is good news because I won't hate my iPad so much.
It is bad news because this is the Microsoft way of solving problems. The Apple way is to ship useful products. The Microsoft way is to ship powerful technologies which could possibly be configured to be useful. I had more respect for the "wrong" mute switch than I do for a "Mute Switch Preference".
There is no pleasing me I guess. I get what I want and I still find something to complain about.