One family’s experience of the iPad:
Chuck Hollis’ blog What iPads Did To My Family
I don’t think I’ll be buying any more desktops going forward. I don’t think I’ll even be buying any more laptops going forward.
They’ve all been largely obsoleted (at least at my home) by a sleek $499 device that doesn’t really have any right to be called a “computer” in the traditional sense.
Sure, there’s a handful of tasks that I still would prefer a real computer, but — amazingly — that list has now shrunk dramatically. In less than a week.
The members of my family immediately gravitated to the new shiny thing — no prompting, no encouragement, no migration, etc. They are drawn to it like a moth to flame.
We’ve discussed this before. It’s a game changer.
“The iPad isn’t the future of computing; it’s a replacement for computing.”
— Mike Monteiro, muledesign.com
UPDATE: If you still doubt this, read the comments thread on Chuck Hollis’ blog post …