My original motivation (I was not an Apple fan) was to stop carrying around my T70 Thinkpad to use VPN and 5250 emulation to access work systems. So the first week I owned an ipad1 all it ran was email, VPN, and MochaSoft 5250 emulation software. The iPad proved convenient, reliable, and much faster from power up to system command line than my brick of a T70. Most importantly though it proved portable and soooo much lighter to cart around. After about two weeks or so I began browsing the app store. Still resistant to the whole Apple ecosystem concept I only browsed. Then it happened. Out of sheer boredom one evening I downloaded my first recreational app.....Infinity Blade. It was all over for me then. Now I have about 125 or so apps. A good mix of business, games, entertainment, and ebook apps and while I need to keep my iPad with me at all times for work purposes I am happy to say I WANT to keep my iPad with me at all times. I am personally responsible for berating what is now about a dozen or so fellow employees into purchasing their own iPads. Without exception all of them are both fascinated and enthusiastic about their new iPads !
And like most everything I've owned (and in some cases "fixed" beyond repair) I now want to know what makes this puppy tic. While I can't disassemble it like I have many a television, tube radio (yes tube radio but it was old when I got it ok?), washer, dryer, fridge, lawn mower, car, bicycle I most certainly can, and do, seek knowledge about the hardware components, the firmware, the peripherals, the apps.
This is where these forums and you come into play. This place is to me what a deck of cards are to a professional poker player. More importantly though I have all of you, including admins, members with vast knowledge of the idevice world, and all members with both questions or problems to thank for this.
In short it's all your fault this thing goes everywhere I go!