Twitter Updates for 2010-01-28

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  1. Jeremiah Coffey says:

    My thoughts on the IPad.

    Well I spent yesterday watching the live coverage on Twit.tv (Thanks Leo for the only known live video broadcast of the Apple Announcement.) and i don't think i'm alone when I say that it was anti climatic. Could this be because of the weeks/months of wild rumors flying around on the net? Possibly, but its not Apple's style to bring out complicated do-everything devices.

    The IPad, in my opinion, has its uses, but I cannot yet justify dropping at least $500 on something that does what I already do on my netbook. And before anyone tells me it's not a netbook” let me stop you right there. I am not comparing the IPad to my netbook,, I am just wondering do I really need 2 devices to search the web or update facebook? And i am still on the fence with this one.

    I have spent some time thinking about what I do on my netbook, Desktop, laptop and Iphone. And when I got my netbook I knew that I was not going to be using it to run Corel Draw or FPS Games. Basically I use the netbook on the couch, Outside, on trips and at family gatherings to share photos. I use the desktop for my more demanding tasks and programs as well as large quantities of typing (even though I am posting this from my netbook). The Iphone I use to keep up on email, twitter and facebook updates when I am away from my computers, and occasional web browsing, app playing, and listening to music and audiobooks on the go.

    That being said, after some deep medetation and reflecting, I have found that the IPad could fit into my lifestyle. I came to find that most of what I do on the netbook on the couch I could be using the IPad for. I could be looking at the local paper, facebook, reading fastenating blogs like thetwidgetlog.com, without my hand cramping from using a touchpad on the netbook. I could also use it at family gatherings to show off pics of my daughter, playing with a multitude of apps, watching videos, and the best part in my opinion, E-Books. I think it would make a great reader even though it has a backlit lcd screen.

    What I wouldn't use it for, listening to music, I don't need a 10 inch ipod, I have an IPhone and IPod for music. Typing would be out of the question for lengthy documents, if I have to plug it into an expensive add on dock right next to my desktop to type on it, I'll type on my desktop. 3G data, again I have an IPhone for this, and while in town if I feel i need to use my IPad on the internet I will hit a local WIFI hotspot. Iwork, depending on the functionality of the programs I may use this while meeting with customers and showing or manipulating drawings if they are supported.

    The other thing I wonder is, if i have an IPad, will I still use my netbook. I think yes, There are many benifits to using a netbook for some applications. I will still want to access the shared files on my home network which the IPad cannot do. If im on the couch and want to type a decent blog post like this, I probably will grab the netbook.

    All in all I think this device has a place in my home, and some room for improvement, But i still hope to be able to get one when they are available

  2. Jeremiah Coffey says:

    My thoughts on the IPad.

    Well I spent yesterday watching the live coverage on Twit.tv (Thanks Leo for the only known live video broadcast of the Apple Announcement.) and i don’t think i’m alone when I say that it was anti climatic. Could this be because of the weeks/months of wild rumors flying around on the net? Possibly, but its not Apple’s style to bring out complicated do-everything devices.

    The IPad, in my opinion, has its uses, but I cannot yet justify dropping at least $500 on something that does what I already do on my netbook. And before anyone tells me it’s not a netbook” let me stop you right there. I am not comparing the IPad to my netbook,, I am just wondering do I really need 2 devices to search the web or update facebook? And i am still on the fence with this one.

    I have spent some time thinking about what I do on my netbook, Desktop, laptop and Iphone. And when I got my netbook I knew that I was not going to be using it to run Corel Draw or FPS Games. Basically I use the netbook on the couch, Outside, on trips and at family gatherings to share photos. I use the desktop for my more demanding tasks and programs as well as large quantities of typing (even though I am posting this from my netbook). The Iphone I use to keep up on email, twitter and facebook updates when I am away from my computers, and occasional web browsing, app playing, and listening to music and audiobooks on the go.

    That being said, after some deep medetation and reflecting, I have found that the IPad could fit into my lifestyle. I came to find that most of what I do on the netbook on the couch I could be using the IPad for. I could be looking at the local paper, facebook, reading fastenating blogs like thetwidgetlog.com, without my hand cramping from using a touchpad on the netbook. I could also use it at family gatherings to show off pics of my daughter, playing with a multitude of apps, watching videos, and the best part in my opinion, E-Books. I think it would make a great reader even though it has a backlit lcd screen.

    What I wouldn’t use it for, listening to music, I don’t need a 10 inch ipod, I have an IPhone and IPod for music. Typing would be out of the question for lengthy documents, if I have to plug it into an expensive add on dock right next to my desktop to type on it, I’ll type on my desktop. 3G data, again I have an IPhone for this, and while in town if I feel i need to use my IPad on the internet I will hit a local WIFI hotspot. Iwork, depending on the functionality of the programs I may use this while meeting with customers and showing or manipulating drawings if they are supported.

    The other thing I wonder is, if i have an IPad, will I still use my netbook. I think yes, There are many benifits to using a netbook for some applications. I will still want to access the shared files on my home network which the IPad cannot do. If im on the couch and want to type a decent blog post like this, I probably will grab the netbook.

    All in all I think this device has a place in my home, and some room for improvement, But i still hope to be able to get one when they are available

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