Wednesday, October 24, 2012

I'm afraid the Mac Ipad Mini might have turned me into a Luddite

Time to confess.  I have an IPad.  NOT an IPad 2, NOR and IPad 3 - simply an IPad.  You know, before they had a number.
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Worse - an 8 MG IPad - without so much as a 3G connection (although 3G is soooo last decade).  And it works - and I am happy with my WiFi.
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Sure, I am not able to upload the latest and greatest OS - because my little old 8MG IPad doesn't have the space for it.  Nor can I play Machinarium - which I don't have the horsepower for (but I can play it on my MacBookAir should the desire arise).
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Even Worse - my IPad is perfectly acceptable.  I am not really dying for an upgrade.  My old hand-crank IPad works just fine - even though I know that bits are leaking out the back of it somewhere.
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So, the IPad mini comes out - and one of our house guests has a serious jones for it.  But it doesn't nothing for me.  I don't need the hand held device that I read in bed, on the plane and when commercials come on to be any smaller.
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Maybe it is my age and eyesight (I already hate having to drop the glasses on my face for TV and push them up for the screen) - but it just isn't something I need.  You know, exactly what I have now, only 25% smaller and 25% more expensive.
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And it suddenly occurs to me.  Luddite!
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PS - How many steroids did that model do anyway?  His neck muscles go right down to his upper arms!  Completely sloping shoulders - sure sign of steroids.

3 comments:

iPad3 User from Wisconsin said...

I think the real question is whether or not you'd want the steriod infused model to read to you in bed, on the plane and when commercials come on ---- not from an actual book, but from an iPad mini.

Joc said...

I have an original iPad, too, as I think you know. It crashes dozens of times every use. I finally downloaded Opera and it's a bit better. It most apps crash a lot. I don't quite get the mini fad either. Does the opposite of early adopter have to be Luddite?

Scott said...

It doesn't HAVE to be a Luddite.
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But it is.