I finally got one…
I won it in a sales contest…never would have bought one.
On the other hand, now that I have one, I’m very glad to have it.
The MacBook Air (my previous lightweight option) was a piece of ****. It was lightweight alright, in every sense of the word. I don’t know anyone who likes “the Air” but I do know many people who foam at the mouth at the very mention of it.
The iPad, in contrast, actually does what it’s supposed to do which is:
1. Let you carry out basic Internet functions (mail, browsing, audio and video)…
2. With a small, lightweight device
iPhones etc. are a little too small for real video watching as far as I’m concerned.
I’m sure someone has mentioned this somewhere already, but it not here goes:
Thanks to the iPad, we now have graduated from 24/7/365 video on demand…(who needs TV anymore?)…to PORTABLE 24/7/365 video on demand (as long as there is a wireless signal.)
That’s a pretty big leap of evolution (even though I know they’ve had something like this in South Korea for at least four years!)
There must be something that’s “next” but once all the world’s video is available on demand 24/7/365 on a portable and truly useful device, what could possibly be next in the video world?
Improvements in detail, in delivery, in price etc. sure, but with this device we’ve reached the Promised Land…if the Promised Land means being able to carry around a device that lets you access video on demand on any subject under the sun at any time of day or night.