Sunday Night, the iPad took the place of my iPod Touch (which was actually my kids' at this point). The iPad was, simply put, a better kind of companion to my overall computing, media, gaming and communications activities.
On Monday, I brought the iPad to my meetings. As, I don't generally take a computer with me to meetings, the net out was that the iPad replaced my Physical Notebook. I am a heavy note-taker, and the premise of being able to have a really good notepad with me, that can readily take notes and doesn't then need to be transcoded back into digital form, is a winner for me.
So how did it do? Okay, but not incredible, but this is more of a software problem than a hardware problem so it is readily fixable, and I fully expect that it will be.
Today, I had a staff call with the full team on a project that I haven't really talked about yet, but suffice it to say that the team is geographically dispersed, and via Skype on iPad, we had a 90 minute voice conference call that was better than anything I've experienced using the same software on my Mac.
Side Note: Sometimes, it is a network thing with Skype, and not a device thing, but I have done enough of these to say that this session was more than standout. It was brilliant.
Back to blogging this right now, I reckon that this iPad is like having a really good chair. If personal comfort's your thing, the price is worth it.
iPad First Impressions: The Good, the Not So Good and the Not Yet