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got a reader or an iPad, Galaxy Tab, Playbook, TouchPad?
Subject:got a reader or an iPad, Galaxy Tab, Playbook, TouchPad? From:"McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com> To:"techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Wed, 8 Jun 2011 12:28:46 -0400
If there hasn't been a survey, perhaps now would be a good time.
How many list denizens have (and use?) an electronic reader, like
Kindle, Kobo, Nook, Sony, etc., or have a tablet like the iPad or any
of the recent flock of imitators?
I see where some slightly upscale cars now come with the user
manual on an iPad. I guess that works if your glove compartment
includes an inductive charging plate to keep the iPad alive.
Anyway, I have not yet purchased either a reader nor a general
purpose pad. Perhaps if they made one that rolled up like a
scroll for your pocket, then unrolled and stiffened for use...
Well, actually, I did purchase an iPad last year for the Mom-in-Law,
then took it right back and got a MacBook instead. She didn't
like the pad. I thought it was nifty, but too limited for my use
at the time.
I would have bought a Kindle a few years ago, but the whispernet
service stopped at the US border. I think we get the service in
Canada now, but that window has closed as I await what settles
out of the touchpad wars. E-ink is nice, but color is too nice to
give up, especially for reading magazines and such.
In any case, I expect the notion of product documentation on
reader or pad to catch on, especially for larger-ticket items.
I imagine that a pad/tablet of some sort would be a nicely
portable way to bring your resume and portfolio to interviews.
Is anybody using a pad/tablet in their work? Or writing for that
format? Or both?
Services like that 2epub, mentioned in another thread might
prove very useful.
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