But, then I tell me that I could do all sorts of cool things with it that would eliminate my having to carry around quickly-outdated hard copies of stuff. And that I wouldn't have to haul my laptop everywhere.
In the debates between me, myself, and I, it isn't exactly clear which one of us won, but I now have an iPad. Or, as Apple likes to say, I now have iPad. What's with that? Weird.
Anyway....after little more than a week, here's what I like so far:
I can actually type on this keyboard!
I can buy a data plan when I need it, month-to-month for as little as $15, instead of signing a two-year contract with a $30--or greater--monthly fee. The rest of the time I can use WiFi.
Most-used apps so far: Blogshelf and MLB.com At Bat 2010.
MLB.com lets me haul a game around easily from room to room, complete with gameday audio (because I'm too cheap to subscribe to MLBtv), which is a big deal because we rarely get my teams on TV, and I can't be sitting at the desk all day.
Blogshelf is like iBooks for blogs...a very cool and convenient way to organize and keep up on the ones I follow. And thanks to the app developer and their "recommended blogs" that default when you open the app, I'm now hooked on The Pioneer Woman...how have I not been following her up to this point? I laugh, I cry, I admire her photographic talent, I get hungry...
I can organize my accessory products in albums, instead of a physical book. Saves photo printing, keeps things current, one less thing to carry. Very handy.
I can use it in the kitchen to follow my recipes.
Of course, all the basic functions such as e-mail, calendar, web browsing, music, maps and such are terrific, too. I haven't really begun to dig into all the apps, or opened the floodgates that is iBooks...I'm sure I'll continue to find a million and one more reasons to like this thing.
So, tell me: Do you have one? What do you like best about it? What apps are some of your favorites?