It was a surprisingly short wait to get my iPad on Friday.
I had prepared myself for the possibility the Rideau Centre Apple store would be sold out by the time I arrived. Though, I had also built up my excitement to get an iPad on launch day – a first time, first day adopter, cementing my place in the Cult of Apple.
I practiced discipline when I arrived at the office. It wasn’t until the second wave of colleagues came in to my office to admire the shrink-wrapped box that I decided to open it among friends. We were all spellbound. Even more surprising is that I spent very little time with it over the weekend (I spent most of my weekend away from digital lifestyle).
As little time as I spent on it, I can honestly say this… the iPad is an incredible piece of technology and it will go almost everywhere I go. I can see that it will play an important role in productivity and creativity. And while I, like many others, wonder why it doesn’t have a camera or the ability to annotate books (among other things), I’m impressed by the display, interface and even the on-screen keyboard!
The iPad is easy to use, fast and powerful, and there’s almost no limit to the applications available for both work and play. It will definitely change my game.