Friday, July 9, 2010

...Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus...

...but he's got no hair and a 5-oclock shadow for a beard. He also goes by the name of "Jobs".

After surveying the field and finding nothing better than the Apple offering, I pre-ordered my 3G iPad (online, and from Thailand) and after several abortive attempt to take delivery, finally got my new machine up and running.

While spending the summer traveling the backroads of BC, Canada and running between hospitals to monitor aging parents, my iPad has been a lifesaver! Like many other users, I'd love to see a camera on-board, and it would be nice to be able to plug straight in via a USB port, for a 1st edition, it's a keeper! While attending a conference this week, I've used the my pad (named "CanOracle" -short for "Canadian Oracle") with a wireless keyboard as an alternative to a laptop, and the results have been beyond acceptable. I think I may permanently tether my Macbook Pro to a desk and use the iPad as my primary machine.