The iPad as a tool

And my iPhone? It’s even more stable than my laptop. It’s crashed maybe twice in the last three years. The iPad is similarly solid. Why? Because these two devices use the same “closed” approach that has served the video game console makers so well…

For me, all I care is whether a device makes my life easier. I could give a shit about whether the hackers love or hate it, or how much hype something has. The iPad filled my needs seamlessly, with only minor hassles. It was better than a laptop, allowing me to travel more efficiently.

A nice read. Good observations about “open” vs. “closed” systems, and about his experience using the iPad as a traveling tool.