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abmann
Also because the caffeine needs to start working.
I LIIIVE.
Tonight I have the house all to my lonesome. Regarding a Twitter comment, were I more well versed in the womanizing thinger, I'd totally partake in gobs of debauchery while lady_fox is in Houston. I suspect she would encourage this.

Like I said in passing last year, I have probably locked myself into the Apple Nerd Cycle with iPad and, as the iPad 2 debuted yesterday, sure... I'm probably going to get that one too. In fact, I'm probably going to brave the retail store on the 11th to save fuel costs of shipping.

Related side bar: HP to RIM: Our iPad Challenger is more Original than yours
    Hewlett-Packard and Research in Motion, two companies that haven’t officially launched their first tablets yet, talking smack to one another the day before Apple debuts its second.

Quick summary of my thoughts, because that matters so much to anyone and the industry.
  • I think the extra processing power is going to open the door on Photography apps.
  • Smart Covers are cool, but I don't really care.
  • GarageBand is insane at $4.99
  • I'll take mine in White

    Ok, this was really just an excuse to type "womanizing" and "iPad" in the same post because, dude, they do NOT go together.
    No wonder I can't get a date. :)

    Current Mood: geeky geeky

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    jackshoegazer From: jackshoegazer Date: March 3rd, 2011 02:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Save even more shipping costs: go pick it up from China.
    abmann From: abmann Date: March 3rd, 2011 02:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Done.
    jackshoegazer From: jackshoegazer Date: March 3rd, 2011 08:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
    That was fast. There's probably an app for that.
    abmann From: abmann Date: March 3rd, 2011 08:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
    yeah. Multi-locational magic is easy when you lie.
    tyskkvinna From: tyskkvinna Date: March 3rd, 2011 02:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
    I'm definitely getting an iPad 2! I've been toying with the concept for a month or two and was unaware there was going to be a new release so soon. But I'm quite excited about it now... :D

    So I guess I should start saving for it now, then!
    abmann From: abmann Date: March 3rd, 2011 02:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
    What's bringing you to the apple wagon?
    tyskkvinna From: tyskkvinna Date: March 3rd, 2011 03:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
    I decided around Christmas that it was about time to update my laptop- my poor laptop that is roughly 7 years old. And I thought about what, exactly, it is I DO with a laptop.

    Which is -- take it with me when I travel, so that I can read email and watch movies.

    --read in bed/on the sofa/in the park

    --watch movies in bed/on the train

    etc.

    So then I researched the choices available for a very small, very lightweight, very portable computer and the iPad really sticks out the best. There's a couple of Android models but they seem to lag behind (both figuratively and literally)-- I love my Android phone but I wouldn't just make the screen bigger and use it as a computer.

    The better processor on the iPad 2 completely sell it for me. It takes the last issue I had with the idea- processing performance- and upgrades it to something that feels like it would be realistic and usable.
    abmann From: abmann Date: March 3rd, 2011 04:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
    I am excited for the dual core processor too. I would like to know how much RAM it has since 256 isn't sufficient to edit large photos. And, really, I"d like to use it has my primary editing device.

    I am sincerely hoping to see Aperture or Lightroom on the iPad some time this year. Along with better categorization in the Photo app.

    My lappy is 5 years old now. With the recent refresh, it is looking awfully old.
    tyskkvinna From: tyskkvinna Date: March 3rd, 2011 05:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
    I have no desire to use it as a primary device -- but that's because I do a lot of 3d drawing and CAD stuff. But simple photo editing would be really nice.
    nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: March 3rd, 2011 03:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Dear Will,

    Can I have your old IPad? You know by next week you're just going to use it when you can't find a frisbee.

    Love,

    Nathan

    PS - I will send you my old frisbee.
    abmann From: abmann Date: March 3rd, 2011 03:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Nope! Fox has already staked her claim. You can jell-o wrestler her for it though.
    nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: March 3rd, 2011 04:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
    I could probably take her!

    So long as it's green jello.

    God help you if it's orange.
    melissa_maples From: melissa_maples Date: March 3rd, 2011 04:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
    "womanizing" and "iPad" in the same post because, dude, they do NOT go together.

    Clearly you're hanging out with the wrong women.
    abmann From: abmann Date: March 3rd, 2011 05:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Well, all the really intriguing ones live in Turkey.

    Edited at 2011-03-03 05:41 pm (UTC)
    melissa_maples From: melissa_maples Date: March 3rd, 2011 06:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
    The weekend has already started at my place - no cover charge if you bring your iPad.
    assfingers From: assfingers Date: March 3rd, 2011 05:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
    There are other sorts of debauchery.
    abmann From: abmann Date: March 3rd, 2011 06:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Prove it.
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