Just before Christmas I joined in with the iPad crowd. The last straw was an XBRL event at ICAEW
back in November when 5 of my colleagues who were speaking or supporting Twinfield
at the show all had iPads and I didn't. I started to look seriously at the tablet concept to see how it would help me on the road, and to compare iPad vs Android or whatever was available. The iPad wins hands down, and even though my own 64Gb 3G device just got made obsolete by the iPad 2 announcement
, I don't care. Apple has done what it did to the MP3 market with iPod, and I just can't understand why the competitors have given Apple a year's head start in the market? Let me give you my perspective on living with the iPad.
A couple of weeks ago at the end of a EuroCloud
dinner, a senior Microsoft guy next to me needed to find his hotel in the Cromwell Road. I pulled out my iPad. The irony of using an Apple product was not lost on either of us. I got straight in to Google Maps, showed him where his hotel was and the directions from the nearest tube station. Then I showed him the London Underground map, which Lines and where he needed to change. ...