Response to iPad by the Technologically Advanced is Future Shock

Discussion in 'iPad' started by gibbz, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. gibbz macrumors 68030

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    A good read from Fraser Speirs (via Seth Weintraub) that details the reasons why the tech elite are so boisterous in their opposition to the iPad. I think he is spot on in describing the bigger picture of the iPad and why it should be a success.

    Please read the short article and discuss your opinion of the piece. Please refrain from "the iPad sounds like a tampon" statements. There are oodles of other threads for those.

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  2. MikeyTree macrumors 6502

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    I agree completely. That's a great article.

    My Dad's not a computer person, to put it mildly. He's very intelligent and successful, but couldn't care less about learning to use a computer. I could see him using and loving an iPad though. It does everything he needs it to do, and is simple and intuitive to use.

    What he needs is to be able to:
    1) Read emails, and respond to them.
    2) Read documents that his secretary, business partners, and other people send him. Pages, Numbers, and any of the many pdf-reading apps satisfy this need.
    3) Upload photos from his camera. The optional camera attachment interface does this.
    4) Occasionally look up stuff on the internet.

    He'd probably also upload his CDs and a few audiobooks into it.

    The iPad could do all of this for him.
     

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