I have a scary feeling about this.

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by rishi85, May 23, 2011.

  1. rishi85

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    I am investing a lot for the I-pad 2. I have never been a gadget person(definitely not an apple one) but the I-Pad will fit into my core philosophy really well. I am a minimalist- I hate having stuff. To borrow from fight club- the things end up owning you, and I have personal experience with it.

    I told my friend that I would use this device for everything from reading, writing to music and knowledge(I am a big space and paleontology buff). I will keep only the I-pad and nothing else with me. He said- what if, heaven forbid, you loose your I-pad? It hit me.

    I hate it when I loose my data. I have lost two external hard-drives this way and it only strengthened my belief in not owning anything. I would hate it if all my work, all my notes, all my writings were to be lost due to some reason.

    Is there anyway the I-pad could end up blowing in my face- A virus, technical malfunction or any random issue?
    Should I still keep a backup of all my files, apps etc on some CD?
     
  2. cypress

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    You can backup ur data on I-Tunes for the iPad.

    As far as losing your iPad. Just be careful. Treat it like a child lol.
     
  3. graywolf

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    I do. :D
     
  4. sjleworthy

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    First off, don't loose it!

    Secondly, could it malfunction, catch a virus or randomly bugger up? No viruses as of yet, and there's as much chance of it randomly assing up as any other technical gadget you have. Saying that, Apple are renowned for their build and stability quality, so it's not likely. But then, it ain't likely you're going to be hit by a bus tomorrow, but it's not impossible.

    I use my ipad for home and office work; sales, accounts, invoicing, meeting minutes, client notes etc etc, stuff I certainly don't want to loose. And I download a good few apps every week, so, once a week I back up purchases and back up the iPad system and user data to my iTunes on my pc. Only takes about 2-3 mins, but I've the satisfaction of safety against the unlikely.
     
  5. Melie

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    Lose..... to misplace or not be able to find.
    Loose........opposite of tight.
     
  6. graywolf

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    Hahahahahahaha! :D
     
  7. graywolf

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    loose?
     
  8. graywolf

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    Really?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
    ME TOOOOOO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    (sarcasm)
     
  9. AQ_OC

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    I don't see the iPad as ideal for a minimalist. You'll need a pc or Mac for backups....and a keyboard for serious writing...it is relatively expensive, which is definitely, IMO, not minimalist. Better to get a nice laptop.
     
  10. graywolf

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    Use a Bluetooth keyboard, there is dropbox, I hate iTunes, for the design quality and reliability it is worth it, why carry an 8 pound laptop when 1 pound ipad will work?
     

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