July 18, 2012

The iPad: How far we have come

I found a draft today, a post titled “Thoughts after an iPad only weekend”. I never wrote the post, it was a placeholder reminder to do so, sometime just after the first iPad launched and I’d gotten mine imported from the US.

How far we have come. Today, that same post could just as well have been “Thoughts after an iPad only month”, or even more. There are things I can’t do on an iPad just yet, and there are things that just doesn’t work well enough, but they are dwindling. As a writer, I could make the switch altogether, although it would make my life harder at times, so I won’t.

These days, I’m surprised every time I flip open a computer for web browsing, writing, or casual gaming.

One of my notes from the “Thoughts” post mentioned was “we might get there in a few years”, which are pretty much dead on still. The iPad is so integrated in my workflow that I long for the day when it can be my primary device, and not just my preferred one. We’ll get there, sooner than any of us would’ve thought when Apple unveiled it.

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