Dear iPad, I Just Want to Say

January 29, 2010 @ 6:50 am | Filed under:

I would totally climb the Empire State Building for you.

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  1. Penny in VT says:

    Not me. I’m waiting for the 3rd or so generation, when they add in phone service!

    Until then, I’ll enjoy your experiences, and learn from them …

    … hopefully.

  2. Penny in VT says:

    I just realized that makes no sense. It’s too big to be a phone… right now… I’m assuming it will get smaller and be voice activated and generally Jetsonized by the 3rd generation.

    What? You couldn’t read my mind? lol 🙂

  3. Christine M says:

    I’m going to go out on a limb here and say I think you really want this new gadget. (I hope you get one!)

  4. Melissa Wiley says:

    Ah, but Penny, it’s the other way around. 🙂 The iPad is like a bigger, better iPod Touch. It’ll be able to do everything my Touch can do, and oh so much more—and on a screen big enough not to murder the eyes. You can pop up a full QWERTY keyboard which (they claim) is almost as big as the one on a laptop. One of my only frustrations with my Touch has been the difficulty of typing on it.

    The (stupidly named) iPad will be about the size of a hardcover book (only so much thinner), meaning ebooks will be that much more booklike.

    I don’t know when I’ll get one, but someday…I figure by Christmas they’ll have the kinks worked out from the first release. My December birthday may be an advantage this year… 😉

  5. Christine M says:

    I must say, I do love my iTouch – and this new gadget could totally win me over. We’ll see.

  6. Sara says:

    I can’t wait for Christmas! Fortunately, my birthday is in August, and hopefully Dh will have a new job by then.

  7. Rachel says:

    Melissa- you and I both love it for the same reasons- it is a giant iTouch 🙂 I have an October birthday, AND DH seems to like the idea. And I think of all the digital art I could make on it with the huge screen…

  8. monica says:

    hah. king kong reference. so loverly.

    I will remain apple-free . . . for now.

  9. Penny in VT says:

    Lissa – is Apple paying you? LOL

    You see, I don’t have an iTouch… maybe that’s why I am so in the dark about all of this… this… how you say… technology?

    ok… maybe… one day…

    Darn. I just had my birthday too.

  10. Eileen Smithdeal says:

    Scott, I hope you’re reading this and get on the ball so Lissa can get back to her regular blogging….you know, tax return season is upon us 😉

  11. Kathy says:

    I have an i-phone, but I want an i-pad too…lol. My oldest has be sold on it. I shared your other post on it, with him and he LOL too.

  12. Rebecca says:

    You, Melissa, are hilarious. This picture is the best obsessive-over-iPad thing I’ve seen to date.

  13. Meg says:

    Hate to rain on your parade, but I just saw this and thought you might want to know:

    I absolutely love your blog! 🙂


  14. Julia S. says:

    My husband who generally is non-pulsed by the new technology has done nothing but talk about this for the past two days. I don’t know what I find more intriguing the i-pad or my dh new giddiness.

  15. Kathryn says:

    You climb the Empire State Building; I’ll scale Canary Wharf. Yes, giant iTouch. And if I had an iPad, I wouldn’t need my Touch any more, and could justify an iPhone. Oops … this could get out of hand.

  16. Joy says:

    My husband, the Mac geek, has panned the iPad and is not interested in the slightest. That surprised me. (We both use Macs for business and personal use.)

    Me…trying not to drool too much. I have an iPhone, but I love the idea of the bigger screen. But honestly, the whole Flash integration thing with Apple is really starting to bug me. So many sites are tremendously Flash driven- making them down right unviewable on the iPhone. Not happy! Why make something *this* cool when a huge chunk of the web is left in blue lego of doom land?

  17. Melissa Wiley says:

    Joy, I know, the lack of Flash support is a big downer. And I think I read somewhere there’s no external speaker? But that may have been speculation. I’m enjoying all the pro/con posts everywhere. Since it’s so dang expensive (though actually not as much as I’d feared), it’s solidly in the to-drool-over category for now. But by Christmas, who knows? 🙂

    So have I over-milked the topic? Because I had a whole big post in the hopper about the parallel between the iPad and the Primer from Stephenson’s THE DIAMOND AGE.