Kathleen Fitzpatrick’s comments from ProfHacker
Impressions After Two Months of Using an iPad
By Kathleen Fitzpatrick
June 8, 2010
Hello. My name is Kathleen, and I’m an early adopter.
I picked up my iPad from my campus bookstore on the morning it arrived. I’m pretty sure I was the first person to do so, in part because I’d beaten the delivery truck on my first trip to the store that morning, and in part because, when I came back after breakfast, the staff were just getting started unpacking the demo models.
Anyhow, I’ve lived and traveled and worked and played with the iPad for a little over two months now, and while I’m still completely head over heels for it, I’ve got a few ideas about how to make it better.
First, the obligatory fangirl gushing: I love having a device that provides such a flexible multi-channel personal media consumption environment. I read a lot on the iPad, in a range of book and document reading applications (including, as Jason described last week, the fantastic iAnnotate), I watch a fair bit of video, I read and respond to email, I take notes and do some basic writing in Evernote (thanks in part to to Shawn Miller’s guest post about the application), access the files on my computer via Dropbox, and a whole lot more.