British actor and writer and Apple evangelist Stephen Fry gave an inspired interview at the iPad Entertainment Summit in London, in which he likened the urge to own an iPad to wanting to have a dog as a pet, according to a story on Forbesâ€™ Tea & Tech blog. Fry told the interviewer at the conference that people didnâ€™t want to own a dog because of the functions they could perform, such as fetching your slippers, they got one because they loved having one, and â€œbecause youâ€™re human.â€
Among other very interesting discussion points, Fry addressed the viewpoint of those who say that itâ€™s not as pleasant an experience reading a book on the iPad, as opposed to reading an actual, physical book:
â€œI love the smell and feel of books. But I also like horses, and Iâ€™m still going to drive a car.â€
Fry concludes the interview by advising iPad owners not to throw away (or rather delete) their apps, as he thinks that in the future they could be worth a lot of money!
Itâ€™s a great feature, well worth checking out, and I love the way Fry thinks about and defend the iPad. For those in other parts of the world who havenâ€™t heard of him, heâ€™s a famous actor and writer from the UK, who used to have a comedy double act with House star Hugh Laurie. Heâ€™s even brought out his own app.