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Old 07-02-11, 07:34 PM   #1
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Ok pcad, you may gloat

I'm actually typing this using my iPad...
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Old 07-02-11, 07:43 PM   #2
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He's moved on from the iPad already.
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Old 07-02-11, 08:01 PM   #3
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He's moved on from the iPad already.
I thought he had a bunch of them. I've resisted apple products, but I was looking for something small and light with good batt life for mobile duty and the android stuff just isn't there yet.

Ironically, the fact that predictions I made of most of my friends not using them after a few months turned out to be true did not dissuade me as my use case is different and I like minimalist design.

The thing that put me over the top was free network connectivity as I can use my phone as a wireless access point gratis.
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Though the T&C to use the iTunes Store was 41 pages long. By far that's the longest and most idiotic I've seen anywhere.
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Pcad no longer comes to foo, as we are too PC, as it were.
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Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
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IIRC, Pcad tried the iPad, then replaced it with a Macbook Air.
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The thing that put me over the top was free network connectivity as I can use my phone as a wireless access point gratis.
What service do you have? AT&T or Verizon?
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What service do you have? AT&T or Verizon?
T-mobile. iPad is just wifi since the network connection comes from the phone.

I wanted to get an Air first as it is a real computer. However, I actually had to have something by July 17, they're on the verge of releasing a new Air, and the new one is likely to have enough improvements that I won't be happy about paying too much for the old one. If you're wondering why I had to get a new machine, I need to be seen working on something other than what I really use (i.e. very old, but perfectly serviceable cheapo machines)

But for travel purposes, the iPad looks like it might do the trick. Minimalist, does most of the things I need on the road (document composition/editing, VPN access, server management, simple presentations, web browsing) and the other stuff can wait. Also, it's a better entertainment device than the Air which is more fun when you're on the road all day.
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Though the T&C to use the iTunes Store was 41 pages long. By far that's the longest and most idiotic I've seen anywhere.
Apple does a lot of idiotic stuff, but if I had the money I would buy an ipad for myself.
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IIRC, Pcad tried the iPad, then replaced it with a Macbook Air.
My wife did the same thing, she felt the iPad wasn't enough of a computer.
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