Sitting at Java’s catching my breath or coffee is better when reading the news. The iPad promises an experience closer to flipping real pages than the iPod touch …did you know that newspapers come in color now? Really!
When using technology not everyone needs an expert just as a sick person doesn’t need to be a pharmacist to take an aspirin. Will the iPad and similar technologies make you more productive and help you be more efficient? That is the question that matters.
How do people perceive the iPad as product? Who will buy them? Style snobs or tech snobs? common sense folk or dreamers? Many think that spending $200 on a pair of sneakers is not fiscal conservatism Jordan or not …yet defying the financial downturn these companies $ell their wares.
On the iPad technology race I hope Google will enter this competition. In the meantime I can read fine with the iPod Touch small color screen, I read Bloomberg, Financial Times, S.J. Mercury, NY Times, There is an App, Fluent News that allows me to read Newspapers from all over the world. Comics(Witchblade, Abyss, Atomic Robo..) Have posted blogs, do: Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, Buzz. Have answered my e-mail both Yahoo and Gmail, sorry Hotmail, read Alice in Wonderland, Federalist Papers, an O’Reilly book,Sutras, Bible and couple more. Carry Fitness workouts with pictures, draw pictures, paintings and have made silly animations.
I have spread sheets about my workout results and many other things, my Google calendar is kept up to date because of the iPod, all sync with home computers. Maps allow me to map & manage my jogging routes. Have an App that maps where my contacts live or are. If i need to meet someone they can quickly be found if address given, watch TED, the Colbert Report(the Word), NASA, Last FM, …and so much more. I am more productive and in more control of my “TO DO” lists and Schedule’s than before. Efficacy++ in my life with the iPod Touch than with my laptops(Mac or Ubuntu). I love my Ubuntu and am not ditching it! but sometimes it gets in the way.
Multi tasking? Got a desktop & 2 laptops to answer the logistics of the next World evacuation to Tatooine. When am on the go ..am on the go …i do not multi task then, my home computers do if i need to.