Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Jan 2010 18:09 UTC
Apple Yes, yes, I apologise. After Kroc's story earlier today, and together with this one, we now have three stories in a row on the Ipad iPad (sorry, I can't ban camel case from OSNews just yet). So, what are we going to do? Predictions? Criticism? More details? No - I want to explain what I think the differences are between the introduction of the iPod and the iPhone, and that of the iPad.
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Huge Potential if it was opened up.
by BigDaddy on Thu 28th Jan 2010 18:48 UTC
BigDaddy
Member since:
2006-08-10

The biggest area that could benefit from the pad computing would be schools. If you could carry all your text books on a pad, it would be awesome. You could make notes in it without ruining the book.

The bad thing is this though, even though the books should come down in price due to no materials being necessary, they would artificially keep the prices high. There would be no used text book markets so they would see it as a cash cow. Not good.

One parting shot to make. To me it is basically a iPhone mixed with a Kindle. Using nothing but your fingers to manipulate the thing. They should have named it iPhondle. ;)

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robojerk Member since:
2006-01-10

Any other E-Reader (Kindle, Nook, etc) would be better options than the iPad.

Edit:
Kids in high school, middle school shouldn't have a device that has a facebook app on it IMO. I know the Kindle is getting apps and the Nook being Android based will offer apps but I see it as just another distraction rather than a savior.

Edited 2010-01-28 20:11 UTC

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JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

The biggest area that could benefit from the pad computing would be schools. If you could carry all your text books on a pad, it would be awesome. You could make notes in it without ruining the book.


Any electronic paper device would be better, since of the battery life.

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