Tag Archive: iPad

Jul 24

Will iPad Cannibalize PC Market or is the Device additive?

Brooke Crothers reports in a CNET article about two opinions regarding the iPad’s effect on PC sales,
Apple ponders iPad cannibalization of PCs.iPad and Laptop

Tim Cook, Apple Chief Operating Officer, speculates on the potential of the iPad to cannibalize the PC market, while Stacy Smith, Intel Chief Financial Officer, claims the iPad falls into the additive category.

After using the iPad for three months, I find the device very useful in many circumstances but do not see the device replacing my laptop or desktop PC. As the integration of software improves on the device, that might change but I do not see those improvements becoming available in the next couple of years. I am siding with Stacy Smith at this time as I believe the iPad is an additive technology.

What do you think? Will the iPad cannibalize the PC market or is the device an additive technology?

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Jun 19

The iPad and eLearning

After my usual early wakeup and a stroll to the coffee shop, I performed my standard routine. With iPad in hand, I settled into a cozy spot on the couch and browsed through my email received throughout the sleeping hours, scoured through news feeds, and read a few blog posts.

Before leaving on our weekend get-away, I had located and downloaded some iTunesU podcasts with the anticipation of viewing on my own schedule. With some time to spare while I await my wife to awaken, I decided to watch a podcasts or two. I donned my Motorola S9 Bluetooth Headset and watched an introduction to iProgramming and a lecture from Stanford University about designing applications for the iPad.

I have truly enjoyed the mobility of the iPad for the last few weeks and will now add a new favorite application of the platform – eLearning. When browsing through iTuneU, you are sure to find topics that feed your craving for learning. As a dedicated lifelong learner, the on-demand, podcast delivery capability coupled with the mobility of the iPad provides another means of feeding the need for continual learning.

I look forward to hearing about your experiences as you explore and discover your favorite uses of the iPad.

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May 13

Apple iPad Unwrapped

I finally received my iPad Wi-Fi + 3G 64BG on 12 May 2010. I missed the home delivery by 7 minutes so later in the evening I had to drive 56 miles round-trip to retrieve the box from the FedEx site. I simply could not wait another day.

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May 08

iPad Keyboard Dock Unwrapped

The unwrapping of the Apple iPad keyboard dock. At the time of the posting, I am still awaiting the arrival of the iPad but hope to receive this next week.

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May 08

iPad Keyboard Dock – Special Keys

I created this brief video to describe the Apple iPad keyboard dock special keys and available ports. I am awaiting the delivery of the iPad –impatiently, I might add - to give the keyboard a try.

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