Great weekend with iPad

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    Spent the weekend traveling to a graduation party in another state and was delighted with my iPad. I connected to wifi at multiple locations without any of the difficulty that I have seen others report and surfing the web with the 3G connection was great while we were on the road. This device is the best and i really appreciated traveling with a device that is much lighter than my laptop.
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    Damn, life was so simpler 20 years ago without any electronic gadgets (except maybe Atari Lynx). How did we ever survive?
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    Well I am 65 going on 40 I can remember our first black and white tv in 1954. I went to movies then played in the park spent time with friends now it's hyper space age on line with friends watch movies down loaded on apple tv iPhone and soon ipad and TV is now 3d (for a price) lol so I can understand what you are saying
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    The gadgets were there, just more primitive. I had the Coleco football game, the Sony Walkman was ubiquitous and travel Scrabble just used a board rather than an iPad. Humans have always stayed busy on road trips. I prefer the iPad to sacking every village I pass through, poisoning the wells and burning the crops as I leave. But you rock it old school if you want... ;)
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    Glad your iPad performed well on your trip. I have yet to travel with mine, but have an out of town wedding to attend in two weeks...... I figure it will be like taking a big chunk of home with me.....
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    Yeah - life was simpler 20 years ago. Didn't have a job that requires me to have 24/7 email and phone contact. Am glad that iPad makes work and real life balance a little easier. Envy folks who just get to enjoy these types of things as toys only.
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    I am not sure if its joke, or you have regrets … around years 1995/96/97 i often say at that time :
    The one can live without mobile phone, i envy him

    even at time i am in mobile phone, i feel forced to carry two mobile … but it’s life … now just imagine no mobile phone and only office computer

    Every body have the right to live in stone age or live in is time
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    My iPad is improving the quality of my life at age 63. When I travel or work overnight at my part-time job, I like playing my iPod music collection to baffle noise from nearby rooms, plus avoid radio commercials.

    For playing, I like the Photos origami slideshow with lots of saved images from art museums and facebook. My husband has fun with the puzzles on the free Blocks app.

    I'm a retired system programmer with memories of the keypunch days before displays and keyboards. I walked to the town library so I got more exercise that way.
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    Leaving on wednesday for San Diego driving from Texas. Just got My iPhone jailbroken for the trip and will post on Saturday how the tethering app mywi worked with my wifi iPad.

    Ian B
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    back then you had a paper and if they could not get a hold of you they would page you intill you called the home office ..i hated those things for we carried in the military and i learned to hate beening tried to one ..

    now it the phone but i do love traveling with my ipad for it a lot of fun at times ust beening able to sit down and relax for a moment without haveing a lot of weight of the lap like a laptop
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    Had fun too this weekend with my iPad, took it out to dinner with me, ended up eating at a restaurant with a deck with nice two man band taking requests.....one customer wanted Kris Kristofferson...but the guys couldn't remember the lyrics - I got to them in seconds with 3G - then taped them singing on 'Here comes the sun' with that adorable little app- play it and send it.....

    O- I luv iPad......

    Has anyone named theirs yet?
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    I think we were able to survive because the number of forward thinking optimists was significantly greater than the number or sarcastic pessimists.
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    I'm pretty sure there's an app for that. If not there are sure lots of zombies to kill. So we got that going for us. Which us nice.
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    No problems the whole way down or flying back to Austin from Dan Diego. Free wifi worked perfectly everywhere and no issues with tethering off the jb iPhone. One point, tethering will kill your phone battery so use it wisely.

    Ian B
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    I'm having a terrific time with my new iPad. It was delivered this morning at work. I immediately applied the Power Support Anti-Glare and place on the Speck CandyShell. The Exo Sleeve totally rocks with my new gadget. :)

    I have never been so happy seeing a FEDEX truck pull up in the driveway in my entire life.

    Enjoy your iPads this weekend. :)
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    And btw, no issues on Wifi connection. I'm able to connect to my router and MyWi. This thing rocks!! Love it. :)
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    Glad you had fun with your iPad. It really is a must have gadget
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    This was some great feedback for me. I've been contemplating selling my MacBook Pro as I have an iMac for my home computing needs and would use the iPad on the go. I'll obviously wait until I try it out on a trip to decide, but thanks for sharing!
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    I just found my Atari Lynx a few months ago from when I was a kid. Only found one game with it though. I'm 24 now, I was shocked it still worked.
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    I will keep all three of them. :)

    I have a Macbook White and the iPad. My husband is too chicken to switch to a Mac. I have been trying to convince him to get an iMac and replace his Dell Vista desktop at home.

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