Icons and wallpapers. _DP
So simple. _DP
In my first two days with the iPad (wi-fi only and 64 GB) I used it predominantly for reading. Even if I really enjoy its design and the form-factor, the iPad is not light and after a while my fore-arms get tired holding it.
In my opinion the iPad will play the same role for text reading (books, web-sites, articles, news and others) that the iPod/iPhone played with music. With the iPad, I can easily carry all my preferred readings and I can read them as soon as I have a free time slot.
I work mostly with scientific research papers/books, and i am impressed with how easy it is to read them on the iPad. You can easily turn the iPad on and read pdfs on the bus, at the café and on the beach (actually I did not try and I hope there will be no problem at noon).
Of course you can also do this with a MacBook which is, however, heavier and bigger than the iPad which looks like an agenda.
Before breakfast, in a cafè in Siena, I first checked on line (wi-fi) the main news websites and I used Instapaper to save the most interesting articles on the iPad memory to be read during breakfast. Note that Instapaper has a dictionary which can be activated by simply touching the word. The same happens for iBook and ePub books.
The picture reports the main apps and home-screen bookmarks I use on my iPad.
Enjoy this post on design. _DP
When robotic meets art. The Aikon-ii project consists of a robot with drawing abilities like humans. _DP
This is a nice post and video showing how students will likely use a tablet. _DP