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  •  I think what you can do to any apps, including (1+ / 0-)
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    Safari, on the iPad is extremely limited.

    I love my iPad, but I wouldn't trade my computer for it. If I have to choose, I choose my less beautiful, less charming, but far more wide-ranging and open computer.

    We're not perfect, but they're nuts! -- Barney Frank

    by Tamar on Sat Jun 02, 2012 at 10:17:28 AM PDT

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    •  PC/Tablet are different things (0+ / 0-)

      A lot depends on task.

      In our lab, we have 2 colleagues now using iPad 2 almost exclusively for routine work and they love it because of the portability and ease of use (both are a lot faster typing on a virtual keyboard than me).

      Once the iOS version of MS Office is released I will probably make the switch because most of my work can be divided between active routine tasks and those where I need to sit down with a PC for an extended period. I would gladly trade my BBY for an iPad.

      Fortunately our boss is an Apple user and we have a pretty open IT policy compared to many companies. If it can be secured, remotely wiped and connected to the VPN, we can use it for any tasks in the smartphone column.

      The other thing tablets seem to be really good for is education, kids immediately relate to touch and where we are, cursor input (Chinese) is a big advantage over keyboards for primary level students (except I wonder if penmanship will suffer since input is less sensitive to poor skills). My kid is already learning to stroke input on iPhone and will get a iPad for her 5th birthday in July so she can get a head start before the fall. There is some really great educational media for kids on iOS these days.

      But some tasks are really better on a PC (or mainframe, for that matter) and predictions of it's death have been over-hyped for years - they just keep getting better, actually.

      What about my Daughter's future?

      by koNko on Sat Jun 02, 2012 at 09:25:26 PM PDT

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