The trouble is that we have been conditioned by computers for the last 20 years.
It's we who have to think out of the box.
The most flexible users are the young or the complete computing noob who use the iPad without preconceptions.
The young know only of computers, they do not know of a time without ..... I see they (like most people) have a comfort zone, and expectations that can be limiting. The "buying" age of the iPad is higher than most electronic (geek) devices, and most actually iPad users I have contact with are wide open to potential uses....
An older person has moved through tape drives, floppy drives, hard drives, jump drives, serial ports, analog modems, CRT monitors, DOS, Win 3.1 - Win 7, all the flavors of OSX....etc. Many older folks like me look at the iPad and accept it (for example) doesn't have a USB drive, because wireless and "cloud" storage is taking over. The young seem to think USB has always been, and without it anything is crippled or useless or.... a toy.......
I don't know, really a bet it just depends on the person... and not the age.....
iPad 1st Gen 16G
heh remember the only difference between the man an the boy is the cost of his toys (gadgets).
Opened the door to the postman this morning holding my iPad and have just sold another one........wonder if apple does commisisons?
It's so easy. Ask for their post code. Google Maps. Streetview and show them their house.......
People forget that the human being's biggest quality is "adaptability".
You can do business with a pen and paper. That's how it's been done before for eons.
The iPad is several notches over that, whatever Apple wishes it to be...
Not white, not black just passionate shades of grey...
Yuno Wataï Minh
The iPad also can be business.
I have been installing them since day 1 as an interface to Automation and Control Systems for Business and Residences.
In just the short time they have out many of my manufacturers are announcing that they will not be selling conventional touchscreen interface devices anymore.
The iPad alone has already changed the way my business works.
"The benefit to working on the presentations and book is the "instant on" nature of the iPad. Before when I used to have ideas, I would have to get the laptop, wait for it to boot up and then work. Now, just turn it on and I'm ready to go".
The "instant on" is really just bringing the iPad out of sleep mode, much like closing a laptop while it's running and then opening it again later. To actually turn off the iPad you have to hold the power button for several seconds and then use the slider that appears at the top of the screen.
That said, I do believe the iPad can be a valuable work asset, it is for me, you just have to think outside the desktop box. The toy factor is a nice plus, though.
True. I can say I honestly never power it completely down. I don't see that I will with the battery life and the ease of charging.