No iPad For Me, Thanks

You are probably thinking “Who wouldn’t want an iPad?”  Well, quite frankly, I don’t want an iPad.  I’ve also managed to live without an iPhone and an iPod as well as a myriad of other Apple products.  I confess to using iTunes for the occasional television show or free music video.  I also need it to watch videos taken by my Kodak digital camera.

In my opinion, Apple is the ‘Star Wars’ of the computer industry.  I don’t hate Apple or Star Wars.  I just can’t buy into their fantasy of how ‘perfect’ they are.  I happen to pay attention when owners of their equipment complain about the problems they are having.  And I know there are Apple viruses out there, just not many yet.  Once Apple products become prevalent enough, it is only a matter of time before someone decides to see what they can do.  And from what I’ve heard from my children, it isn’t all that hard to screw things up on a Mac.

My laptop and my cellphone do not need to be the same device.  I have not felt the need to go digital with my books; audiobooks still annoy me as it is.  The only rational use for such a device might be the classroom where limited internet access is a plus.  But since it doesn’t come with a hard case to protect the screen during transport, it remains a catastrophe waiting to happen.

I’m not saying that there’s no real reason to buy an iPad.  If you want a really cool toy, which many people seem to want after “playing with it for a few minutes”, then go buy one.  If you are looking for a serious machine to do some serious work, then get a notebook, or a desktop if portability isn’t necessary.


About Julirose

Amateur word arranger, avid number cruncher, and science fiction and fantasy enthusiast.
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