The self-proclaimed “King of All Media,” Howard Stern recently received a new 64GB iPad Wi-fi + 3G as a gift from Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore. Stern spoke about his new device on his SIRIUS XM show on Wednesday.
Stern said, “It’s very cool but i don’t know how to use it.” Regular listeners will know that Howard seems to always feign struggles with new technology, but he did call the iPad “the future.”
Stern sounds like he needs to spend a little bit more time with his new iPad and begin to undo the ill-habits and user interface assumptions from his years of suffering with Microsoft’s shiteous Windows. Stern’s dependence upon Lotus Notes has kept him from a better life with an iPhone in the past. But, accessibility to Lotus Notes has always been possible through their “webmail-like” portal (using Apple’s Mobile Safari browser) and, of course, there’s now a fully-functional Lotus Notes client app for iPhone/iPad.
Most of Stern’s troubles seem to stem from his particular Wi-Fi setup (“heavy security that I don’t need,” said Stern) and his general impatience with new tech. Once it was set up, Stern proclaimed his iPad to be “pretty cool.” Stern’s sidekick Robin Quivers said she saw one recently and agreed that “it was pretty cool.”
Stern mentioned that The New York Times is delivered to my iPad every morning and explained how he took snapshots of his screen while watching his wife, Beth Ostrosky Stern, on Jimmy Kimmel Live via his iPad’s ABC Player app.
If he’s already snapping shots of his screen to email to his wife, we expect that Stern is well on his way to becoming like the rest of us iPad users: Addicted to iPad.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Joe Architect” for the heads up.]