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    Jeff my friend you have ordered just enjoy the excitement of getting one - you are amongst friends here and we will all be counting down the minutes until they arrive - who cares what others say

    You won't miss 3G I'm sure, heck even I have had a wobble about that and I have been very anti 3G from the start

    In simple terms if it doesn't come up to our expectations we can tar and feather Keith and Tom

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    Seriously folks. I find that mine has just somehow "blended" in with my life style. It's not like I even think about it much anymore. It just goes with me and in the evening after I've gotten off work, and shut down my main computers, it's just there.

    Telling me I've got email.

    Letting me browse Secrets.

    Looking things up on Wikipedia.

    Check the weather forecast.

    Reading a book, watching a video, or listening to music.

    And finally, bumping off really annoying pigs!

    It's just become an integral part of my daily existence. Only thing I'd notice about it anymore was if it broke. Then I'd notice.

    Tom (... integrated!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deafjeff, post: 207343
    I am really amaze at how many people are quite anti-ipad

    Have I done the right thing?!
    You've done the right thing

    Whether it was from Apple, Microsoft or whoever, I'd be saying the same thing, this is the start of a new era in how people use computers

    It's the start of the move away from large desktops for most tasks, to more personal devices. It's a move away from the mouse towards direct touch input which lets face it, makes a heck of a lot more sense! Apple are at the forefront of moving away from folders and files to Application centric use.. in other words, you dont go through millions of folders to find things, your apps simply know which files it can use and shows them to you.

    It's also important for the largest change in computing which is the move away from local storage in desktops to storage and applications in the cloud, on the internet When all your apps and data are out there, automatically upgraded as and when, automatically backed up for you, you don't need huge desktops and huge hard disks that die and lose everything. Nope, all you need is an ipad (or successors) and a connection.

    It's going to take a bit of imagination and we need a TON of new apps, but we're seeing a new era here
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    See Tom thats whats happened to the iPhone for me - never realised I needed it until I had it - now I'm not sure I could go back to any other sort of phone.

    I am still awed by how amazing the multitouch glass technology is.

    Having not seen iBooks are the titles avaliable new ones and how do they compare price wise?

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    Keith I said at a NHS computer conference 10 years ago that thin client thick server was the way things should be done not only as part of a business but personal computing use as well and people looked at me like I was daft

    I'm a visionary I tells ya

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skywatcher, post: 207352
    Keith I said at a NHS computer conference 10 years ago that thin client thick server was the way things should be done not only as part of a business but personal computing use as well and people looked at me like I was daft

    I'm a visionary I tells ya
    you are indeed sir

    From a computer science perspective, the thin v thick eras go in cycles. You can see it with the mainframe and thin clients, then PCs and now back to thin with the web.

    The NHS should always have been thin client as you quite rightly said!

    However thin client has never really been able to reach out to homes and mobile devices in the past. With the global network that is the Internet, that's now possible and we should all be able to walk around with the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy :)

    Laptops are too large, netbooks too clunky, phones too small.

    Yep, congratulations to all you iPad visionaries, you're leading the way
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith, post: 207349
    You've done the right thing

    Whether it was from Apple, Microsoft or whoever, I'd be saying the same thing, this is the start of a new era in how people use computers

    It's the start of the move away from large desktops for most tasks, to more personal devices. It's a move away from the mouse towards direct touch input which lets face it, makes a heck of a lot more sense! Apple are at the forefront of moving away from folders and files to Application centric use.. in other words, you dont go through millions of folders to find things, your apps simply know which files it can use and shows them to you.

    It's also important for the largest change in computing which is the move away from local storage in desktops to storage and applications in the cloud, on the internet When all your apps and data are out there, automatically upgraded as and when, automatically backed up for you, you don't need huge desktops and huge hard disks that die and lose everything. Nope, all you need is an ipad (or successors) and a connection.

    It's going to take a bit of imagination and we need a TON of new apps, but we're seeing a new era here
    Feel so much better thanks guys!




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    Quote Originally Posted by Skywatcher, post: 207350
    Having not seen iBooks are the titles avaliable new ones and how do they compare price wise?
    Looked this morning. The NY Times bestseller list is there for example. Prices on it range from $9.99 to $17.99 with most of the titles falling into the $9.99 to $12.99 range.

    Older, previously published stuff isn't as prolific. The Hitchiker's Guide for example! It's getting better but it's not quite there yet.

    Only thing I don't really like about digital books is that if I buy a digital book, the only way my DW can read it is if I let her use my iPad. Sharing within the family kind of thing. With a real, bound book, I can give it to her when I'm done. If they could fix this kind of thing, digital would be outstanding.

    Unless of course, you're a true bibliophile and the collections the thing for you.

    Tom (... huked on fonics werkd for me!)

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    Ah.... mmhh didnt think of that....

    At the moment I am sharing some of my books with my DH, can see a problem in my house ho hum.......




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    Quote Originally Posted by catrancher, post: 207348
    Telling me I've got email.
    Can it do group email?




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