“So far, touch wood, the neck of Nova Scotian woods I live in has been spared experiencing the great Christmas blackout that has afflicted much of the U.S. Northeast and eastern Canada,” Charles Moore writes for TechnologyTell. “There has been some ominous flickering of lights, but transitory, and never taking things down.”
“However, several blackouts (of more ‘normal’ duration) over the past couple of years have revealed how addicted I’ve become to my iPad,” Moore writes. “I really miss the iPad even when I’m outside of WiFi range even for a few hours, let alone for days. Cellular? Too expensive for both the iPad with cellular support and the service itself, for the amount I would ever use it, although it would be convenient during power outages and when traveling.”
“What I probably miss most about the iPad is that I’ve gotten used to computing in a variety of locations around my house that are more comfortable (and, at this time of year, warmer) than sitting in a task chair at my office workstation. I also miss the no-hassle spontaneity of iPad use, even though my new MacBook Air represents a substantial step in that direction thanks to its speedy flash storage drive, Haswell processor, and OS X Mavericks’ efficiency,” Moore writes. “I think it is that quality that explains the massive impact on the IT sector the iPad has had in such a short time. Functionality-wise, I still much prefer using a laptop or desktop personal computer, but even a thin and light unit like the MacBook Air can’t match the ease and simplicity of using an iPad, and why it would be hard to turn back the clock to where we were before Steve Jobs unleashed the iPad on the world not quite four years ago.”
Much more in the full article here.