Sunday, September 19, 2010

I'm in love

with this.
I told you how much I was enjoying the iPod Touch. Well, one thing led to another and this (the most basic) iPad came home with me this week. Could I truly afford it at this time? No. But I convinced myself that I couldn't live without it and I sold the Majacraft Pioneer so that partially funded it.

This is iPod Touch on crack. It is amazing and wonderful and mind-boggling and beautiful. When I think back to high school computer programming class in the mid-70s I feel like I grew up in the dark ages. There was one computer for our use and it lived at the university. It filled a massive room there. We learned flowchart programming skills (of which I remember nothing but the words Fortran and Cobol) and used ticker tape-like cards (that would be the technical name) to send our work to the university. Who would have believed that about 35 years later we would have mini-computers in our purses that operated wirelessly to connect us to the entire world?! I wish my dad had lived long enough to see it. He died in 1970 but had advised me to learn about computers because he truly believed that they were the way of the future. How right he was.

That is all I have time to blog today. My iPad is calling me.

5 comments:

Monika said...

Sounds fantastic!

Jody said...

Yes we have come along way in such a short time. When we were kids there weren't even microwaves and I can even remember being a little girl and getting our first colour TV! I feel positively ancient.

Channon said...

Ha! I still want an iPad, but I'm really in love with my Nook. I love technology...

Kathy said...

This is exactly where I am. Do we need an Ipad? No. We just bought a new Apple laptop 9 months ago. Do I have a need to own something with a touch screen? No. I just bought an IPhone about 6 months ago. Can I afford an IPad? No, of course not. I can't afford new shoes. Am I going to buy an Ipad? Probably. Glad to hear that you love it so much.

Shari M said...

Congratulations on your iPad, Susan. It's on my wish list for now.

Shari