Douglas L Perry, The Author blog

January 29, 2010

Apple iPad

Filed under: Books,Thoughts — douglaslperry @ 2:44 am
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Even though I hate the name, I want the device. I have an iPhone, which I use almost continually, and the one thing about it that I don’t like, is the small screen. I find myself continually using two fingers to zoom into a photo, map, email, or webpage to see the detail that I want.

The big screen should solve that problem for most of my uses. The only time it probably won’t is in the car, and that’s not a good idea anyway.

The other reason that I want one, is that I want to put my book on it. I suspect it is going to be a great book reading experience and having my title on the device, definitely cannot hurt. Besides the cover is going to look great in color.


  1. What can that thing do that my Netbook can’t?
    For every thing you give me, I’ll name two things my Netbook does better or the iPad can’t. or ten things.

    Comment by iapetus999 — January 29, 2010 @ 3:22 am

  2. I have a laptop to do the things a netbook can do. I want the iPad (ugh, I still hate the name) to view content, whether it’s showing pictures to friends, checking my email, buying movie tickets, mapping out directions to a location, finding the closest coffee shop, etc.

    That’s all I want it for. If I want to write a book, I’ll use my laptop. If I want to edit video, I’ll use my laptop.

    Comment by douglaslperry — January 29, 2010 @ 4:03 am

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