WARNING: This is a geeky post.
Yesterday as I was in the parking lot, waiting to pick my Dad up from work, he came out to the truck and said some beautiful words to me: "Hey Indi, a co-worker of mine just got that new i-whatever. Would you like to come and check it out?" (all with a grin on his face, knowing what my answer would be). I naturally grinned back and jumped up and down like a little kid saying "YES!!!!"
Overall, the iPad is a really sweet piece of technology! (I still wish they would have named it something else though.) The graphics were stunning... there were a few 3D apps I played with - and it was like you were actually there! (played with a solar system one.... ooooh yeah!) The clarity was really nice, and you could zoom in forever on text or a picture (or anything, really) and it was still clear as a bell. The touch part of it was nice and responsive - probably a bit faster than my iPod Touch. The iBooks app was really neat too - just a swipe across and the page turns! How they set up the iPod music part of it was cool... and surfing the web was fast and fun.
I don't think I would buy one though - just because it's pretty much exactly like an iPod Touch - only bigger (can't exactly throw it in your pocket and go). It's not big enough to type on it like a regular computer keyboard (at least, not for me), and it lacks a few things that would have made it more awesome. Like, voice-in capability to make phone calls (on Skype!), a webcam would have been cool... and flash!
All in all, it was a super sweeeet thingy, but for size and function, I think I'll stick with my iPod Touch. (although, Apple does get coolness points for releasing the iPad on my birthday!)
And now for a random piece of news... I got my 10,000th email today! How cool is that? And, since it's in Gmail, I'm only using 16% of my available space. *dances a jig* (so, here's to everyone who has ever sent me an email! ;) )
p.s. sorry to all my non-geeky friends out there... just ignore this post. Not to mention the fact that I had a Computer Science exam this week... I'm in a bit of a geeky mood. :D
p.p.s New thing on my sidebar! (in case you haven't noticed) It's.... *drumroll* the random quotes box! I'll be putting quotes I find in there - and I'll be changing it every so often. Today, it happens to go with this post, but it may not always be like that. Enjoy! :D