Saturday, March 26, 2011
My new header photo is something of a reflection of my life right now. It seems that there are too many options, too many things to be done, and not enough time to do them. I do love working on the computer and all of the things that are at my disposal. Last week I added a first generation IPad to my arsenal of techno toys. Since the IPad 2 was introduced, many retailers have begun discounting the first generation models. I chose the 64gig with WiFi and no 3G. I am almost always in a location with WiFi so the 3G option was not critical to me. If I find that this new tech toy has as many uses as I think it might, I will probably request an IPad 2 with 3G at the office.
I do know one thing for sure, my Franklin Day Planner is toast! I can keep my calendar on the IPad and it weighs about 2-3lbs less than my "Frankie". I have downloaded Sketchbook Pro, but I'm not sure exactly what I will do with it. I am now looking for presentation software, something that I can use similar to PowerPoint for one on one meetings with clients. If you have any suggestions, I am open. It has been suggested that I download DropBox and use it for a number of different things. I need to do a little more research before I commit to that. I have downloaded EverNote. Again, I'm not sure what I will do with it yet, but I am sure there are a multitude of things that I can do, with a little research and training.
Speaking of training, that seems to be the biggest problem in this Tech-age that we live. My IPad apparently has a 181 page users manual...available online. Virtually all of the downloads appear to have no real instructions. They either expect you to figure it out, or ask a friend who has already become proficient with the program. When a brother could use a little help, there is often none to be found. I hate it when that happens.
I will say that the IPad is an impressive little device. I am sure that I will find much more valuable things for it to do than play "Angry Birds". Stay tuned for more from Driller's journey into IPad country.