To iPad or not to iPad…that is the question. Is it nobler to have love and lost, or never to have loved at all? What could possibly be lost from this nifty new gadget other than its unfortunate name. Innocence? Oh, there’s probably an app for that.
No, really…will these new electronic readers be the demise of the demure book?
Valentine’s Day is coming and it would be a perfect occasion for my honey to give me the new iPad. They are such beautiful electronic specimens. I am sure it will be love at first touch.
See, my whole family are Mac people. You can spot us a mile away. You’ve no doubt seen the ads, so there’s no need to elaborate. New Mac products come out and we’re abuzz with techie tunes. Please don’t go throwing your PC’s at me. Bill Gates will always get my humanitarian points for putting his money where his mouth is, but I’ll keep my nicely designed, green electronic whiz kid computer.
Steve Jobs positioned that the iPad will be the best device for certain kinds of computing, like browsing the Web, reading ebooks and playing videos. Reading ebooks?
When the Kindle announced that it would revolutionize the way we read, and it did (Amazon sold more Kindles over the holidays than anything else), I was mildly interested. But, this new Mac super-baby seems like it could leap over tall buildings in a single bound. The tablet device runs iPhone applications and will have Apple’s own app called iBooks, which will connect to a new online e-bookstore.
The pros and cons of reading on a hand held electronic reading device vs. books are hotly debated. Let’s join in!