Can’t a Guy Have Some Fun?

I just came to the Apple store to check out the iPad once again. I really don’t care for this keyboard, but I could put up with it . . . and I’m going to use a Bluetooth keyboard anyway. Maybe I’ll develop a new, two-fingered typing method.

Now I have proven I can author here from the device, though I had to do it in html, not visual, mode.

Regardless, this is one special device. I’m going to get one even if I end up having to get a laptop anyway.

About Rick Ladd

Born in 1947, I am an officially retired pensioner who still has two teenage daughters and a desire to contribute. I remain intensely interested in, and fascinated by, Systems Thinking, Machine Learning, Knowledge Management, Decision Intelligence, and Business in general. I am also conversant in such concepts as innovation and ideation, collaborative tools and strategies, crowdsourcing, and the use of social media to accomplish goals ranging from improving business processes to promoting small retail businesses. Since my "retirement" I have done a little bit of freelancing as an editor/proofreader, as well as some technical writing. I've also done a fair amount of Facebook marketing as well. There's lots more where that came from. Need some help? Perhaps another set of eyes? Contact me. The first one's free! ;0) View all posts by Rick Ladd

4 responses to “Can’t a Guy Have Some Fun?

  • Brett

    A friend brought an iPad over this weekend and let me “play” with it. She hadn’t installed many apps yet, and I didn’t want to do too much “damage” to it that she’d have to undo, but I have to say I liked what I saw.

    It may not be able to do everything, but it seems to do the things it does very well.


    • Rick Ladd

      All I used for this entry was Safari. It wasn’t quite as seamless as I’d have liked it, but it worked . . . and that was what I was interested in. When I decided to go with Apple (I’ve been using a PC for the last 23 years), one of my considerations was being able to use an Ipad to “replace” a laptop for short trips. I also planned on working as much as possible “in the cloud”. I haven’t tested that out yet as fully as I’d like to, but being able to author directly on my WordPress blog is a start. I’m definitely getting a 3G iPad when they’re finally delivered (sometime in early May, it looks like now). I think it will be worth it even if the vast majority of what I do with it is consume. It’s a great learning device, IMO.


      • Brett

        Like you I limited myself to Safari. As for blogging, I would think that there are WordPress apps that would give you some good capability beyond Safari. (I use a WP app on my Droid, cause going through the browser is too painful.)

        I could very easily see using the iPad instead of a laptop on a short trip, and agree the 3G model would be the one to get.


  • Rick Ladd

    Comment section works with the iPad. Bonus! I’m getting used to the damned thing 🙂


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