What’s the deal with iPads?
I (David) know that MAC has come up with millions of reasons everyone on the planet should buy an iPad, but there are certain tasks that I’ve just had a difficult time understanding why. Even in Cameroon. They even sell special cases so your 6 month old baby can have one.
iPads, and tablets in general provide a great tool to carry multiple Bibles with you in multiple languages at all times. Books, Music, Games , etc… Good Use! Great for business people on the go, notes and emails.
But there are still other tools in the wider market place that seem to me would do the job better than the iPad. Tools most other people already own. I’m not saying this just because I’m not a Mac fan.
I was recently at an event in Yaounde where I was the only non-ewondo speaker and every so often they would stop the event and explain to me what they were saying in French. But I had a hard time taking my eyes off the guy walking around videotaping with an iPad, especially since there was a video camera sitting there on a tri-pod 2 feet away. I saw the same thing when we were in Washington DC at the Museum of Natural History, instead of maybe taking a picture here or there a person was walking around with their tablet in front of their face videotaping everything there.
I don’t get it? Maybe I missed the advertisement or the reason iPads should be used for this purpose. Well that’s my rant, and since Andy Rooney isn’t doing this anymore for 60 minutes I guess I’ll give someone my 60 seconds on, So What’s the deal with iPads? Maybe they should call them iCanDoAnythingPad.