Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A Peek at the Future

A few weeks ago, I was amongst the many members of the Mac cult who perked up at the reveal of the iPad, thought about it and collectively said, "meh."  But after watching this, I get it now.  It may not happen right away but I think that based on how Wired magazine is going to be creating for the tablet, it is the thing that just might save publishing.

This is really cool stuff right here.

8 comments:

SciFi Dad said...

I saw that video also, and I agree it's pretty cool what Wired plans to do with the tablet market.

The problem I have with the iPad though is divergence. It's not a phone, and it's not a laptop. You can't do hardcore writing on it, nor is it small enough to carry in a pocket. In a world where things are combining (remember when you had a mp3 player, a PDA, a camera, and a cell?) the iPad seems to be moving to its own niche. I may be wrong, or short sighted, but I don't see people ditching their laptop or phone for one the same way that they tossed their iPod and Palm for a new smartphone.

WannabeVirginia W. said...

Oh hey, I (we) subscribe to Wired magazine. It is a good read. I love reading the materials and how they infuse tons of humour in it.

I also got excited with the IPAD thingy but meh!

The Pipster said...

That IS cool! Thank you for posting that video as I am so out of it when it comes to stuff like this. I get it too!

Daddy Geek Boy said...

SciFi...Not yet. But I think the iPad will eventually replace the laptop.

Wannabe...So this didn't excite you?


Pipster...Makes me want an iPad, if only to play with those interactive ads.

James (SeattleDad) said...

Hadn't seen it. Amazes me what is being developed out there now. Someone gives me an ipad, and I am all over it.

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

I watched the video and fell in love, but I'm a mac girl all the way. So no meh for me.

Soon they will have cute nifty carriers/purses for women to carry it around so I'm not to worried about that.

But u can do all that stuff iWork allows and well nevermind... I just want one, but I'll wait for the 2nd generation ;)

Lady Mama said...

Very cool. I agree with SciFi Dad though. When I first saw it I was all over it, but then I thought, what would I actually use it for? And it certainly wouldn't replace my MacBook. My husband has already decided he's getting one so I guess I'll see how he uses his...

Daddy Geek Boy said...

Shelle...I'm not ready to plunk down my $400 bucks for one yet, but it's cool to know what's coming.

Lady Mama...I am confident that Steve Jobs will figure out a way to make us crave them.