“The modern tablet was reinvented in April 2010 with the introduction of the iPad,” John Kirk writes for TechPinions. “It’s now two years and 8 months old. No personal computing technology has been adopted faster than the tablet. And that’s saying something. The tablet is being adopted at almost twice the rate that the smartphone was.”

“The key to understanding why the tablet has taken off is touch,” Kirk writes. “Prior to the iPad, tablets used desktop interfaces. The genius of the iPad was that it used the finger – not the mouse or a stylus – as the primary user input.”

Kirk writes, “The tablet is the default screen – the screen that we turn to when we have a choice between it and a phone or a notebook. And that makes the tablet the future of computing.”

Much more in the full article here.

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