Delirious iFans are all over cyberspace these days with effusive praise for their new toy –
… an alternate computing reality in which the balance between content creation and consumption has shifted.
…a new computer that really plays to this new reality … shifts the priorities, … gets us more intimate with our media than we have ever been before…
…the iPad (has) finally given us a reason to think beyond our current relationship with computers.
Light and slim and sexy, the iPad is not a machine, its analysts would have us understand, as much as “an experience.” Boasting a volume rocker and a sleep/power button and a switch that locks into either horizontal or portrait view.
The talk is all about the “responsive screen that lets us interact with the things we care about. (It) quickly becomes the way you want to consume the Internet.”
This writer hereby admits to a relationship with a ThinkPad X61 that is, at times, excessive and does occasionally drive the husband to the brink of tossing it out the window. But interaction with the things I care about tends to happen when I shut the machine off. Which leads me to believe I’ll remain PC Luddite and iPad resistant.