Thursday, January 28, 2010

Apple iPad first thoughts ;)

  Just got done watching the iPad announcement with Teresa.

  Looks pretty cool!  Love the ability to output the display to an external device like they used for the demo, that would have to be a must have cable.  Does it support active sync?  Still limited to storage space, have several folks already complaining that the storage is too small for their existing music collections on the iPod/iTouch.

  Beam me up Scotty!!!!

  Again this looks awesome for the consumer/kids/teens that are into watching/playing/listening/reading stuff by themselves in a non-family/group type environment, creating the BEST non face to face anti-social thing so far besides solitary confinement punishment in prison ;)  This is new babysitter and would save any ones sanity on a long road trip in a car.

  Can see two people on a date, each on their own iPad watching their own movie and sending messages back and forth to each other

  We see adding a universal remote app to iPad and it becoming the device sitting next to the couch for sure!

  And it makes an AWESOME picture frame!!

  We, being the minority, enjoy watching TV/movies on a big screen together or with others vs a 10 in screen alone.

  We do not listen to music with headphones by ourselves, not even in the car much.

  We do not play games without the pleasure of playing games with others.  Ok, Teresa loves bejeweled and Project Natal is going to be awesome for gaming.

  We do not read books or newspapers online or on paper :)  We use twitter/Facebook/blogs or as in Teresa’s case she actually listens to talk radio for the latest news ;)

  Since we canceled cable TV, we did not even think about the ball drop for New Year’s.  We had twelve people around a 19” computer screen watching the live show via the internet because we could not find a method to watch via the xbox, major dumb :)   Next year we will be watching the ball drop on the 65” TV even if we have to get cable for a month (under debate) ;) 

  Beam me up Scotty!!!!

  Oh, and we see the uptick trend for man bag sales!!!

  Good thing we can write it off as a business expense? ;)  Then again can it be ‘business’ expense?

  Steve Jobs comment on the crossroads of Technology and Liberal Arts sums it up.

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