Hi, I retired several years ago. After 40 plus years in the computer field I find progress almost overwhelming in just the short time since I left. I still hold fast to the belief that a computer is a tool not an entertainment device,sorry. I upgrade my system about every 2~3 years. Although I own a laptop I rarely use it. My basic use for the PC is digital photography. Internet shopping, research and news are second. I use I tunes to control my Ipod but not to listen to music. I also use it to chart navagation courses for my boat.
Now, here is my question. Why should I consider an Ipad? This question relates to my frequent travel. I want to have email access, weather, internet, maps and possibly charting. I prefer simplicity not quantity. Will WiFi be sufficient? I don't use 3G now. Cost/performance is an issue. I don't like bells and whistles that provide no value. Style is not function.
PS: I once owned an Apple 2e, Original Machintosh, Mac II & Quadra. Software compatibility in the Corporate World drove me to PC