I saw the iPad the other day when I met up with a friend. At first, I thought it was just going to be an oversize version of the iPhone. A lot of my non-Apple friends and family were actually making fun of the product as a stupid idea.
Since it was made by Apple, I couldn’t say it was stupid – maybe a little overzealous but not stupid. I was hoping, though, that it could be used in different industries. A nurse filling out a client chart, or a public works employee conducting an inspection on a building … That sort of thing.
But when I saw it and starting playing around with it … whoa! It was actually very awesome. The response of the touch screen was way faster than the iPhone and the screen was very easy on the eyes. I also liked the way that photos were displayed and especially the books application. Reading on a tiny iPhone screen can be tough but when you have a nice size like the iPad, it makes you want to read more, I’d think. I would definitely consider getting one now – maybe not as a mandatory item but as a luxury. Check out the keynote presentation. Given enough time, though, I’m sure it’ll revolutionize the way we think about mobile/tablet computing.