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I feel the exact same way, I think I am just going to “fix” her computer for a month and see if the iPad works.
This is just a small taste of what I love about using a Mac.
All the great developers who created these application make your product better. Please do the right thing and treat them like the professionals they are as you move us all down the path to touch computing and your closed marketplace.
Devoted Mac ecosystem consumer.
I concur on all points.
This is something that has really been intriguing me of late – how is Apple going to handle the files in the iWork suite? Apple says in the press for the products that you can edit them on your Mac and iPad, which is great. But, I will be damned if I am going to email myself files each time I want to move it from iPad to Mac or vice versa.
What I could see Apple doing is allowing MobileMe members to sync the documents with your iDisk, effectively making document storage happen in the cloud. This I think could be a great way to approach this problem – especially given how much quicker Apple has made iDisk (almost usable now).
Just my $0.02 on what Apple may do with file storage for documents on the iPad.
That’s the question I imagine Apple asking, again and again when looking at the desktop-like features they wanted to bring to the iPhone OS and create the iPad OS. The iPad OS isn’t an entirely new re-envisioning of computer OS - if only because it is based on the iPhone OS that preceded it - but it’s as scathing and questioning as an all-new OS in some regards.
I wasn’t going to post anything on the iPad, but with everybody including my Mom asking me about it and when I am getting mine I thought that I should save myself some time and post up something here.
To answer a couple of questions really quick:
Now to expound on the above points:
So that is where I am at on it right now. I am waiting for Pogue, Gruber and a few others to play with it (as well as Me) before I change my mind.
Couple extra points I wanted to make:
I have abridged the original post, so be sure to take a look at the original, this is a pretty neat idea.
But the Tablet’s quandary, and the quandary of all tablets before it, is not how to touch it, but how to hold it. So we look to how we pick up and hold a tablet. Both hands? A hand and a forearm? A surface? (The answer is not a surface, by the way.) Holding becomes a problem because interaction with the screen requires reach. On the iPhone, holding and reach were never a problem because you hold the screen in your hand, and you reach it with your thumb.
Here, you see a crude mockup** of an idea for such a transposition (larger version here). You may think I’m a gigantic idiot for suggesting that each thumb have its own set of keys. You are probably right, and the solution is far too inelegant to ever show up in an Apple product. But I am suggesting that this is a feasible way for a user to comfortably interact with a keyboard on a larger screen.