I’ve been using the iPad for around two months now I guess and, although my thoughts on the device have been percolating since February… I think, at last, some words have finalised themselves in my head;
The iPad is a high-end, luxury disposable device. An oxymoron. Social, yet non-committal.
Social, is the key word here and it’s this, as well as the whole damn anthropology of it all that brings me to our conclusion.
- The mobile phone; hyper-personal. Unique. Yours.
- The laptop; still personal, but inclusive. At times, socially unacceptable. Effort.
- The iPad; social. Open. Socially acceptable.
I like the iPad. It’s a social consumption machine and there really is nothing else like it.
– – – Drawn, written and posted, from my iPad