Comments: iPadding Around

My dad bought Bridget one for Mother's Day/Birthday and she LOVES it. I am quite jealous actually. At first I thought it was lame, but after research, I would definitely like one.

Posted by Sissy at May 4, 2010 09:27 PM

Yes it was me. LOL. I tend to buy too many books that are more of the "disposable kind". Our library is teeny tiny - a one room building. They are supposedly building a new one, but I'll believe it when I see it. For books that would be quick read paperbacks - I would love a reader that is easy on the eyes. For "keeper books" I'd still buy the real thing. Heh.

I do love my ipod touch - but not for reading. Way too small a screen. Although I can get my address book, calendar, and todo stuff on it just fine. Also I listen to podcasts in the car while driving (I got a cassette converter) - things like The History of Rome, CarTalk, The Digital Story (a photo podcast)... etc. I also listen to books from too. The iPad could do that for you too.

Posted by Teresa at May 4, 2010 10:28 PM

I guess I'm just a dinosaur, but I seem to live just fine without all the latest gadgets. I have a pay-as-you go cellphone for emergencies in the car, a desktop computer and a big plasma TV for use as needed. I don't need to buy a tiny gadget so I can do those functions in my car.

Posted by George P at May 5, 2010 08:25 AM

For reading books, I prefer the E-Ink screens like on the Amazon Kindle and B&N nook. The problem with the screens like the i products is that, in outdoor/bright light situations, they become much harder to read. I know they're working on it, but I'd much rather have the "paper" background and black text of the e-ink screen. Then again, the e-ink devices are single purpose, not do-it-all widgets.

Posted by Brian at May 5, 2010 09:14 AM

aside from not having the money for one, I NEED ONE! But am trying to restrain my impulse-buying-self until the next version comes out.

there's a piano app. You can play piano! that pretty much sealed the deal for me.

Posted by wRitErsblock at May 5, 2010 09:46 AM

.. books will always be the best!...

Posted by Eric at May 5, 2010 12:30 PM

Supposedly can screw with sleeping habits/patterns, so don't use it for an extended period before going to bed.

Posted by Toluca Nole at May 5, 2010 02:23 PM

A piano ap??? Oh, wow! Don't anybody tell Claudia!

Posted by PeggyU at May 5, 2010 03:46 PM

The piano app is fun. I played with one in Best Buy the other day. You can change the type of piano too.

Posted by Sticks at May 5, 2010 08:07 PM

Do they have a bagpipe app?

Posted by Angus of Iona at May 5, 2010 09:09 PM

I really really really like your idea of putting terrorist dude in his own truck... :)

And the iPad? Meh - the jury is still out for me...

Posted by Richmond at May 6, 2010 01:00 AM

I think that in our family, this is going to be the one time when the husband and I get to have one before the kids so I keep telling them that the iPad is a big kid toy, not a little kid toy. They will have to grow up and have kids of their own before they can have one.... Unfortunately, they are not buying it. Then again, neither are we... for them anyway! :o)

Oh, and I love how your son 'creates' opportunities where no one else would think to try. Cracks me up.

Posted by Lemon Stand at May 7, 2010 11:01 AM

Personally, I love my kindle, and the best part about it is that I can read it outside sitting in my lounge chair on the patio. Also, there are literally thousands of free books, many of which are the throwaway kind. I don't want an iPad, though. My phone already does all of that....

Posted by caltechgirl at May 9, 2010 01:56 AM