“The world does need an Apple tablet — and perhaps others — contrary to what I asserted in late January,” Joe Wilcox writes for BetaNews. “Gloaters will circle my admission like vultures pecking a carcass, but that’s the penalty for being wrong. Yes, I was wrong. I admit it. Flail me in Betanews comments or other blogs. Surely Macheads will peck away even my bones. Go ahead. I won’t often give you such opportunity.”
“Some quick background: I bought an iPad on April 17th; earlier, I gave 12 reasons why I wouldn’t. One reason for buying outweighed the 12 for not: The need to test the tablet so I could write more authoritatively about it. Apple most assuredly wouldn’t send me a review unit; I don’t pucker up and kiss PR butt with loving soliloquies about how great are Apple products — although this post is about as close as there may be for a long time,” Wilcox reports. “On May 24th, I sold the 64GB iPad to a friend for a little less than what I paid for it. He since bought two more iPads (one 3G). But I missed the iPad and couldn’t quite say why at first. I didn’t need the device. Functionally, iPad overlapped with smartphone and laptop”
“I was wrong,” Wilcox admits. “On further reflection, I realized that iPad offers fresh functionality: Immersion. I find there are fewer reading distractions, and content is better presented than on a laptop and browser. I’m more focused and retain more of what I read. For reasons not easily explained, I find myself more thoroughly reading iBooks than defaulting to the skimming I sometimes do with physical books. Part of this immersive experience is the technology, but also how iPad is used. Apple’s tablet is a sit down and focus device, as much because of size and shape as screen and user interface. The totality — physical design and software benefits — is immersion.”
Wilcox reports, “On June 10, I bought another 64GB iPad.”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Enjoy your iPad, Joe!