Sunday, July 3, 2011

I see the iPad as an ereader

It's funny, the iPad is at least hundreds different kinds of machines in one, and most of them it does a great job being. But for me, its most marvellous hat is the one as the humble ereader. I can't really explain why. Just simple text on a sharp, bright screen, collected near-instantly from anywhere on the globe from a million different sources, and displayed at the size, color, or shape you prefer (if the software company has done its job, which is more often the case with small companies like Megareader than big ones like Apple or Amazon). It just seems to  that this is the killer app of the "tens" years of this century. Or more. It may take us decades to really discover how powerful an application of technology this really is.