Yes, the iPad changes everything. I’m typing this on my iPad, and it is difficult to comprehend that this is so. This is the the iPad’s true glory. It changes the way you think about a computer, which will change the way we consume and produce information–guaranteed.
So maybe the printed word and the printed picture does have a chance… That is a chance to be published on an iPad anyway. If this is the Apple’s first incantation of the new computing, I’m blown away by its beauty alone.
What’s most impressive is it’s ease of use and its power to do (almost) all of the things that my MacBook Pro can do. Yes, I’ve heard the “iPad envy” jokes, but this is a the real deal, and I don’t even have 3G yet, but I will. And yes, the user interface works just like the iPhone does. (we all know what a failure that was, right?)
Much more than that, however, is the input/output effect it has on me. Professionally and personally as a blogger, content marketer and new marketing fanatic.
It’s been said that the typewriter changed the way authors wrote because of its mechanics. (i.e., people no longer used the quill because of the ease of the machine.) The same has been said of the word processor. The idea is that it’s possible Hamlet or Huckleberry Finn would never have been written had Shakespeare and Twain had the mechanical tools of our time. Obvioulsly, this is true, right?
Forget social media and the news the iPad made. It’s not about the device, it’s about the way we use the device.
It’s hard to think of a time where there was no such thing as an iPad. Really. And reading books and magazines is a ton of fun. And it just got started. I’m glad that I learned how to put content on the internet.