Let me preface this entire post with the following statement: I consider myself to be an early adopter of technology, and regard it as somewhat of a necessity in my line of work. I also enjoy trying new things.
When Steve Jobs unveiled the magical device known as the iPad, I was a bit skeptical. I had no doubt that it would have a profound impact on the way we consume media at home. I was unconvinced of its usefulness as it relates to business, or particularly, my use in my business. My major reasoning for being skeptical was the inability to use it as my only device when traveling. Typically when I travel, I have my Droid, laptop, Verizon 3G data card and if it is a long trip, most likely an iPod touch. Going through the security checkpoint at the airport can be a bit tedious with this much gear. Why would I want to add another device to the mix? An iPad could replace the iPod touch, but it certainly isn’t saving me any room on my carry-on. [Read more…]