Alas, I have been so involved in getting our new product ready for market release, that all other activitiers have fallen by the wayside: playing the piano, drawing, walking along the Charles river, sipping a beer with friends. But back to the tech world. I have played around with the iPad some more, both at work and sitting and lying on the couch waiting for sleep to overtake me.
What makes this thing a pleasure to use? First, it is small and lightweight. Second, the viewing angle is superb. It is the same as if you were reading a book or witting on a piece of paper. This is important. You feel less like you are at work and far more comfortable when you neck is not tipped back. And it has to be tipped back even further if you are over 40 – a big deal for people like me, thought I’ve seen no advertising on this point. Perhaps a pitch to the 40+ would not be “cool,” as they say here in America.
One thing that really surprises me here is the verbal venom that I see in the technology postings. Why call someone a moron I’d they disagree with you, or even if they disagree with you. This is middle-school playground behavior. Or standard operating procedure for grown-ups in politics or on those television channels that specialize in shouting. (F News?)
No shouting for me. I prefer silence, or music. Before dropping off to sleep I read a few pages of Moby Dick (the excellent free version), or listen to the Bach or the Houston Person channel on Pandora radio. On my trusty iPad of course.