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Traveling With iPad Alone

I’m writing this post from a hotel in San Francisco, using my new 3G iPad (propped against the wall on the desk) and an Apple Bluetooth keyboard.

This was supposed to be a quick trip, Friday to Monday, helping my youngest daughter move from Palo Alto to San Francisco. It was going to be a lot of work, leaving not a lot of time for blogging, browsing, or email. And the iPad, although not as useful as a normal laptop, is so much more fun. And I’ve already done one week-long trip carrying both the iPad and a MacBook Air, which felt like some sort of ironic defeat of cool new technology. So I decided to do this one with just the iPad, no laptop.

Here are some random discoveries I’ve decided to share:

Conclusion: it’s a lot of fun. But it’s a luxury item, not a work tool.

(Image: from Wired Magazine)

5 responses to “Traveling With iPad Alone”

  1. Richard Woods says:

    Hi Tim,

    Really like this post, (getting an i-pad soon) but i also like your blogging style. cheers from the UK!!

  2. evan says:

    Use two finger dragging to scroll inside of pages. It’s a little unintuitive.

    • Tim Berry says:

      Thanks Evan … I’ll try it.

      Bryan: no, actually, I haven’t opened my Kindle either. The iPad is so much brighter, lighter, easier to navigate … I’m really grateful that amazon opted to be the software format, not just the hardware vendor.

      Tim

  3. Hi Tim,

    My iPad is my first apple product ( my wife and daughter use Ipods) and I am amazed at the intuitiveness. I have a hard time getting it away from all 3 of my family members.

    Good question on 3G vs Wifi. I have to cross the bridge with my travels but the way you laid it made sense. Other than the fact that you cannot listen to Pandora while you do email I have little else to complain about. My 4 yr old is an expert and did not need any instructions from me.

    Shashi

  4. Bryan says:

    The real question is…. have you opened your Kindle since you got it? I haven’t… and that saddens me.

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