Stop me!

Discussion in 'iPad' started by cleanup, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. cleanup macrumors 68030


    Jun 26, 2005
    I just got my iPad today, and I've literally been playing with it all day. Then I went out for dinner with the girlfriend and some folks. As soon as I get back, it's back to playing with the iPad! I'm rather afraid my life as I know it will soon go down the drain as I proceed to simply consume information on my iPad 24 hours a day.

    This is so fun. But for my own sanity, I hope the novelty wears out soon.
  2. saxon48 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2010
    You're getting your money's worth. No worries. :)
  3. iShater macrumors 604


    Aug 13, 2002
    No worries, it always does even with the coolest products.

    Soon it will become just another tool that you use in your daily life, vs. dedicated your life to it. ;)

    If not, seek professional help. :p
  4. cleanup thread starter macrumors 68030


    Jun 26, 2005
  5. alaskahill macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2010
    There is a twelve step recovery program for iPad addiction when you admit to yourself you have a problem and are ready to deal with it.
    You can find it on the app store :D
  6. aleni macrumors 68020

    Jun 2, 2006
    i feel you boy! but after 2 months i used my iPad, it's over, the excitement now starts again with my iPhone 4! :D
  7. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    Bought wifi iPad on release day. Upgraded to 3G when it came out. Haven't let go of iPad once. :D
  8. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

    Chip NoVaMac

    Dec 25, 2003
    Northern Virginia
    In some ways it will... But not completely. Welcome to the world of the iPad. :)

    At least for myself I spend much less time watching TV than before the iPad. Also catching up on some reading of older titles that are free. And because of apps like IM+ and text+ I am in touch with my more with my keyboard bond friends (doesn't anyone pick up the phone and call anymore? lol

    Not many times that my iPad is not with me, as is my camera. So friends are used to seeing me with my net-bag from Skooba. They and myself love seeing my recent pics on the larger screen than when I used my iphone for the same thing. And with the camera connection kit for the iPad on a recent trip out with friends, we were able to share the pics we shot as we had lunch afterwards.

    At my job the iPad has allowed me to help my customers more efficiently - work in a camera store. Before the iPad I had to get the manuals out and search for the right page. Now with Goodreader I have many of the manuals on my iPad and can do a search to find the right page.

    In the end you will know you have a "problem" when you would rather be with your iPad than with your gf and your friends. :)
  9. 3lionsbecks Suspended


    Jul 19, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    You will stop using it obsessively soon enough but if the iPad is truly of good value to you then you will continue to use it regularly and that is a good thing.
  10. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    Give your girlfriend a play on it and remember to wipe it clean after...
  11. hcho3 macrumors 68030

    May 13, 2010
    Make out with your g/f and see if that helps you. If not, then you need to sell your ipad before it consumes you.
  12. andsoitgoes macrumors member

    Jun 22, 2010
    I'm on 2 months use now.

    I don't put it down.

    It is with me almost everywhere I go.

    My wife has deemed it to be my 3rd child.

    Your life, pre-iPad, is gone and will never be the same.
  13. Mitchrapp macrumors 6502a

    Apr 2, 2010
    I still use it quite a bit. Maybe more now. Though my excitement shifted to the HTC Incredible, my iPad is still a great product that I'm glad I purchased.

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