Another Side of the iPad Story
Over at Macworld, Ben Long wrote an interesting article where he pretty well summed up many of the negatives of the iPad. Let's hope someone from Apple is listening. I've been struggling to find ways to do things like edit documents and transfer files and yes typing is not straightforward either. I lent my iPad to a friend and watched as he tried to type and got aaaaaaaasssssllllllll because he was letting multiple fingers touch the keys. These things aren't a deal killer for me. I like the size and weight of the iPad. But Ben makes some excellent points. Last night at Max and Irma's, our waiter asked about the iPad. I told him it's great as long as you don't try to make it your main computer (yet). Read Ben's article. Read about somebody trying to make their iPad their main computer.
I hooked up my bt keyboard and now I've got arrow keys. I still don't have full Drupal visual editing support but at least I'm not trying to get the Ipad to tell the difference between a scroll and a select! So does this mean I gotta pack my bt keyboard any time I want to use the iPad for "real work". For now I think it does. I wonder if Apple will see their way clear to allow a different browser on this thing.
Update: After all this talk about the iPad, I bet you're wondering "Will it Blend?"...