April 05, 2010

I Got An iPad!

I don’t think I have felt more pressure to write than I have today, so I present…my impressions of the new Apple iPad.  Let me first start off by saying thanks to Susan for the awesome birthday present (Wayne’s World voice, “I’m not worthy!”).  Second, this device is a the start of a new generation of mobile devices.  This son of a bitch is pretty, fast, light, and as smooth as watery shit.  The interface is  surprise responsive.  And so easy and simple to a fault at least for me.

This is probably the finest piece of technology I have had the pleasure of playing with since the xbox 360...not Playstation 3 though (it wasn’t ground breaking).  I can’t help but think this is the future of computing because it works so well.  There are small minor problems like the glare on the screen, no multitasking, no usb ports, and expensive 3G but the biggest problem is that it a toy.  It’s not a tool for me.  It’s not for everyone.  Let me see if I can explain this…It can be used by anyone but it’s not for everyone.  After an hour of playing with it, loading apps, I’m left holding it wondering what am I going to do with this.  All the things that’s it’s good at doing I have stuff that does it better or I don’t need it.  Right now the ebook reader is what excites me most, but the types of books I read are not available in the ebook from yet (mostly technical programming books).  Web browsing is good, but I prefer a computers, the whole right-click and saving thing; also I like multiple windows when I surf the web.  I lost my ipod and didn’t notice for 9 months so I’m not looking for a 9 inch ipod.  Netflix and videos are better seen on the big ass tvs I love dearly.  I don’t travel enough to need the 3G version and when I am home I don’t need the wifi device because i am at home and have the access and the device is not an improvement on my already existing setup.  Maybe if I didn’t already have the stuff I have, this would be a godsend.  Basically, to get the most out this device you need to look at your lifestyle and see if you can use it.  Because it’s not an laptop you can’t install just anything on it.  If there is something you want to use it for then you would need either an app or an web app for it.  That’s what I will use it for to test for make my own apps.  But don’t let the hype fool you into thinking it’s just a bigger iphone, it kind of is but it kicks the phones ass with it’s eyes close.  This bitch is several times bigger and 60% faster.  Browsing the web on your cellphone after using this is some caveman shit. This device will make most new phones look like flip phones after the smart phones came out.

Missing I would like to see:

  • OS sandbox to install software outside of the app store.
  • Lower the owning cost, from the $30 per month for 3G to $9-$15 books, $5-$15 apps, $2 comics, $3-$15 games.  It’s setup to make you buy everything from the overpriced iTunes Store.
  • I would greatly like a webcam
  • get rid of the glare and fingerprints, I mean we can put a man on the moon but we ain’t got fingerprint proof screens yet.
  • I need a way to program and write software on it.

I’m not done yet, only had it for a day…might change my mind on some things.


E-40 is $16 on itunes and $8 on Amazon…


Internet Browsing is so pretty on the iPad.


And there is a bunch of news apps for the news junkies.



Excellent E-Reader

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And tons of apps for whatever you like…

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