[OT] What's an iPad?

Geoff Canyon Rev gcanyon+rev at gmail.com
Sun Apr 11 22:45:40 EDT 2010


I use Files for PDFs on the iPhone. If you plan to use it much I
recommend the full version: it's only a few bucks, and quick
navigation through PDFs (among other things) is really useful.

On Sun, Apr 11, 2010 at 10:59 AM, Neal Campbell <nealk3nc at gmail.com> wrote:
> I had mine delivered from China on April 3rd since I ordered it the day it
> was available for ordering. I got the 64GB unit and its an amazing device.
>
> I think the reviewer I read that said it was the first information consumer
> device had it about right. There is no manual, you just press the big button
> and start poking and sliding your way around it. Its very snappy, the screen
> is beautiful and the ipad apps are very intuitive (but I also have an
> iPhone).
>
> Instead of keeping my laptop by my TV room chair, I have my iPad on its
> stand. When you want to do that quick email check (or query IMDB.org while
> watching a movie to get the real scoop on it), its perfect. Its not for
> programming or multi-page writing but the touch keyboard when in landscape
> view is almost the size of a mini keyboard.
>
> It should kill the netbook craze as well as the Kindle (anyone want  to buy
> a used Kindle DX)? The Kindle app on the iPad is really nice and the iBook
> app is even nicer. I wish you could natively read pdf files but that means
> Apple allows Adobe to exist on the same planet and that obviously isn't
> happening.
>
> My wife is wavering on getting one. She wavered on the iPhone also and now
> things its the best device she has ever seen. I predict my iPad will become
> hers when the next gen comes around.
>
> Best wishes
>
>
> Neal Campbell
> Abroham Neal Software
> www.abrohamnealsoftware.com
> (540) 645 5394 NEW PHONE NUMBER
>
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>
>
>
>
> On Sun, Apr 11, 2010 at 11:49 AM, Richmond Mathewson <
> richmondmathewson at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>  My top 3 ideas are:
>>
>> 1. Swank toy.
>>
>> 2. Castrated computer for people who don't need laptops or PCs.
>>
>> 3. Tree-Free book.
>>
>> What are yours?  Come on you-all . . .  :0
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