For 90% of my home computing, I have been using the iPad nearly exclusively for the past three weeks.
It is hands down a better casual computing/media consumption device than my recently sold MacBook Pro.
It is not really about the device, but about the apps.
The iPad is simply a vessel.
Obviously, I still have a full computer for media, and most creative work, but on the consuming end, the iPad is a whole new world. With normal settings (wifi, push email) I am getting a real word 11+ hours of battery life.
The iPad surely is not perfect, i do have a few niggles with it, but overall, IMHO, it is a stellar device.
You IT 'know-it-alls' will poop on this, but I thought it was cool. :thumbup:
Virginia Campbell, a 99-year-old woman from Lake Oswego, has finally bought her first computer -- an Apple iPad. "It's changed her life," one of her daughters told OregonLive.com. Virginia has been an avid reader most of her life, but she suffers from glaucoma, making reading increasingly difficult.
Because of the iPad's ability to adjust the brightness of the page and to increase the font by simply tapping, Virginia has been able to take up her beloved past-time again. Not only is she reading again, she's writing again too.
So far she has composed twelve limericks on her iPad, including this little ditty:
To this technical-ninny it's clear
In my compromised 100th year,
That to read and to write
Are again within sight
Of this Apple iPad pioneer.
Here's to you and your technological wonder, Virginia.
Warms my heart.