The iPad

It’s now been two months in the house with an iPad

The kids think it is a great games platform – so much so that the Nintendo DSi’s have seen less action. However, the bickering about playing with it continues (no, we are not getting more than one…).

SWMBO has discovered that it is great to read her online magazines, to access movie sites, and to go through email (which she did not do to often prior to this). She really likes the “instant on” capability. She does miss Flash support as some of here favourite sites provide Flash content. When will those sites realise that they must bend to Apple’s hegemony (;-)!

As for me, I only get to touch it when everyone is away (the pecking order is SWMBO, kids, and then me)… At least, since I work from home, I get it at lunch. I also really like getting instant access to IMDB when we watch movies. I’m also getting hooked on the ability to read comics…but that’s another topic. One aspect that bugs me, and it has nothing to do with the device, is that many magazine do not offer access to their iPad/iPhone app to their print subscribers – one has to buy a second subscription for the electronic version!

One thing for sure is that it should not be thought of as a computer! It is certainly not as versatile, but it does fill a niche in our household.