The solid-gold iPad that will set you back £130,000 Daily Mail - UK Take a look at an interesting article we found.
10 Father's Day Gifts For Gadget Loving Booomer Dads And Grandpas inventorspot.com Take a look at an interesting article we found.
Amazon releasing Kindle software for Android MSNBC Take a look at an interesting article we found.
"Law & Order" may be leaving network television but the reruns will linger on. And...on.
May 25, 2010
Even before you want it.
With the introduction of the iPad, which appears to be on the brink of revolutionizing everything we need to revolutionize, it’s time to ask the question:
Are gadgets taking over our lives and robbing us of the essential ability to do things on our own?
Or are gadgets helping us live a better life?
The dictionary defines gadget as a small specialized mechanical or electronic device.
Good— at least now we have a criteria; it has to be small.
Phew, that leaves television out— however not the remote control unit. Score one for "better life."
Getting back to the iPad, the experts say its impact is yet to be seen.
Canadian journalist and science fiction author Cory Doctorow on "Boingboing" says he won’t be buying one:
“Gadgets come and gadgets go,” he writes, “the iPad today will stifle innovation.”
With over 200,000 apps and counting, I can see where it might be distracting.
But it does have an intuitive interface, which means you don't want to mess with it since it knows you better than you do.
Or at least well.
It's not perfect.
We're not completely sure how we’ll watch videos on it, since it weighs a pound and a half and you have to work out how to hold it and try not to walk into anything.
It's made, as all the ads show, for leaning back.
But maybe we expect too much.
It will only revolutionize education, some experts say, reduce the number of textbooks, put other academic necessities like PDF files, “Blackboard,” all available in one place.
The question seems to be can iPad topple the Kindle, and rekindle the book business?
And if it gets kids away from Video games/ DVD watching, leading to a frightening phenomenon called “Psychological overload,” they'll be worth it.
Or will it lead to iPad overload?
While we speculate whether we’re all being led to our doom by intuitive gadgets, maybe we should just embrace what French painter and poet Francis Picabia said:
“A new gadget that lasts only five minutes is worth more than an immortal work that bores everyone.”
(And in his period, he was probably talking about a pencil with a built in eraser.)
Now about this mini bug vacuum I'm contemplating; look my iPad has taken me right to it.
Getting a Patent on Your Own .nolo.com Take a look at an interesting article we found.
Survey Says Majority of People Would Choose gadgets over environment ecogeek.org Take a look at an interesting article we found.
History’s Greatest Gadgets wired.com Take a look at an interesting article we found.
So...do you want an iPad?