“The majority of times I need a computer, I am looking to do simple tasks such as checking my email, reading my Twitter feed, messaging friends of Facebook, or getting some very basic work done,” brad0885 writes. “All of these tasks are often more conveniently done with a smaller device that I have with me at all times and one that I can pull in and out of my pocket or use while lying on the couch or in bed.”
“As a teacher, my work doesn’t call for heavy computing tasks or large computer projects that are better handled on a full fledged computer all that often,” brad0885 writes. “This has led me to only using my laptop computer for literally minutes a day or for bigger computing projects, while spending hours per day on my mobile devices. As smartphones and tablets become more powerful I think my experiences have become more and more the norm for people who own tablets or smartphones.”
brad0885 writes, “This being the case, I began to wonder why I have a thousand dollar machine sitting on my work desk basically going unused everyday. I began to think I could ditch the laptop all together and move solely onto my mobile devices for all my computing needs. The recent release of the 128GB iPad gave me the perfect excuse to give this idea a try.”
Much more in the full article – recommended – here.
MacDailyNews Take: When we were an agrarian nation, all cars were trucks, because that’s what you needed on the farm. But as vehicles started to be used in the urban centers, cars got more popular. Innovations like automatic transmission and power steering and things that you didn’t care about in a truck as much started to become paramount in cars… PCs are going to be like trucks. They’re still going to be around, they’re still going to have a lot of value, but they’re going to be used by one out of x people. – Steve Jobs, June 1, 2010
Steve Jobs was right, of course: Tablets are cars and PCs are trucks – January 9, 2013