how often do you see another iPad owner?

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  1. nateccnn

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    When I attend a seminar with people from Universities or other traditional education people I see a lot of them. When I attend a seminar for private education folks I see one, mine. People from the public sector have adopted them due to public support in the acedmia infrastructure. Apple has always been big in public sector education. Not so much in business though.

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  2. iVan

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    Still, after 8 months of owning one...not a single other!?!
     
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    I work in IT at a University, and I would guess I see 1 or 2 every week.

    But hey folks, Not seeing many iPads, is not statistically surprising at all.
    Test it for yourself, and try this....

    Randomly choose a specific model of a specific brand of laptop.
    Now see how many of that specific model of laptop you see in the next month.
    And how many iPads.

    Which number is higher?

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  4. Blackbelt

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    I have seen lots and lots of them at the malls, coffee shops and airports> most were kept in the apple case and the owners were plus 40 or older.
     
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    In the same vein... I hardly take mine out more than once a month. If a majority of people do as I do I'll never see one.
    And it's winter in my deep freeze, good enough reason to leave it in a warm place...indoors!
     
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    Aside from my mother and my cousin having one (and graciously letting me play with theirs since I don't have one yet) the only one I've ever seen out in public was at the San Francisco airport. Guy was sitting there playing on it eating a cinnamon roll.
     
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    Same here but i havent seen no one with one yet. I love the Wow factor it gives people when i whip it out..lmao
     
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    I have seen some iPads in public, mostly in other countries.In Romania i have seen only like 10 or so, if I countries my friends too, maybe I can say 15, but not more.

    It may be because people are using is more at home than in public...
     
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    I rarely see one in public either. Surprisingly this weekend I was at a hotel where there was a sports team of kids with parents. In the lobby at breakfast it was rare to see that kids were sitting around playing games on 6 or 7 iPads

    Looked strange indeed.
     
  10. nateccnn

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    I had a Sony VIAO last year and I was surprised that almost every time I went somewhere I would see that same model VIAO a lot. That was a popular brand of laptop for a while. It fizzled out though.

    How about comparing it to a particular brand of phone. Last yeR I got a Droid by Motorola. The first trip I took to Philly I had two layovers. On the flight from Philly I rooted the phone of the guy sitting next to me and the couple sitting behind us in the next row watched intently as they both had Droids. Then in Salt Lake city, the layover, I sat in the bar waiting for my next flight and the girl sitting next to me had a Droid and she commented that mine seemed to be faster than hers...so I rooted it.

    At the terminal I counted 7 folks with Droids. Those were the ones who had them out of their pockets. Granted...this was a big airport.

    Just saying...

    But reality OS most people don't take their iPads on the road like they would a cell phone. It sits on the coffee table at home. Maybe at a conference for note taking. Possibly at a starbucks or barnes and noble. It's going to be limited. While a iPhone or Droid is going to be more visible because it is easier to carry on you where you go. If the iPad had a hone line I bet we would see more of them.

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