This is the first part of many a similar rant to come. There’s just too much going on right now in tech to put it in one post. Besides, I’ve been missing my blog-therapy lately.
I put the iPad into the toy category of tech. An Internet appliance that has a lot of cool things going for it (read; App Store/e-books). Even if I were to ignore my iHate for Apple, I just cannot justify the cost vs functionality for my wants. If I was in the market for an e-reader/picture frame/media device and was OK with being nickle’d and dimed on all angles (adapters and apps), I’d contemplate getting an iPad. Maybe even one for my 11 year old (If I had $500 to spare). Of course, $500 gets you a pretty good full-fledged laptop nowadays. For now, I just hope that the iPad will fuel manufacturers into making a device that fits my uses better. –here’s to hope!
So I’d written this but hadn’t posted it yet when my good friend Geo, posted a blog entry yesterday reminiscing about my attitude towards the iPhone back in 2007. It really made me lol (because it’s true). Yes, I have a similar attitude with the iPad, but hey, I always admit when I realize I’m wrong. This time, at least I’ve organized my iHate in respect to my personal requirements for a similar device instead of assuming everyone should think like I do.. so that’s at least some progress, right?