BoSacks Speaks Out: iPad Not Effective for Work, Fine for Play
Due to a series of mishaps I didn'
By Bob Sacks
Published: April 7, 2010
Due to a series of mishaps I didn't get my iPad till early Monday evening. So I am digesting the issues at hand (pun intended), with some slowness. I don't love it and I don't hate it either. For a digital work junkie like myself it is clearly not a work tool. It is designed to push content at you and not the other way around.
I tweeted this yesterday:
BoSacks My Review of iPad-More TK. Heavy w/sharp edges that prohibit long holding. Great screen, easy istore, not effective for work, fine for play.
As I sit here now that about sums it up. I will be writing a full review of my experience soon. For now I will tell you this. With all my gripes about this product, it is surely the start of something newish. The real winner will be iPad like but perhaps not the iPad, unless the iPad is willing to change too. The winner must be lighter and softer on the hands. It must have a reflective substrate(Not LCD) and I think it must have USB connections. It has to be able to print if I wish it to, and it has to multi-task. All these "necessitates" are not rocket science and are already available in the wepad. But as I stated last week all these product are mere antiques. The devices that are just around the corner will blow your mind.
The iPad's greatest strength and its greatest weakness is the very tightly closed environment. Nobody sells anything as easy as the Apple iStore. The one button system is a masterpiece of capitalistic simplicity. Special Note to all you kids in the garages of the world trying to invent the next big thing, well there it is. The completely universal and simple one button shopping experience. You kids get that licked and goodbye Apple dominance of everything digitally buyable. There are or will be better touch pads but there aren't yet better stores. Amazon is pretty good but not great. Try it and see how many actual clicks till you can buy something.
I will write a full review of my ipad experience soon. Right now we are both still flirting with each other and neither of us is has made the commitment of a full time relationship. I'm still looking over my shoulder at all the other cuties.