Tom C cakaltm at gmail.com
Sat Jul 17 10:50:13 EDT 2010

Counterpoint... what do most people do with their computers at least
75% of the time? Web browse, handle e-mail, watch or listen to media.
My Droid replaces my laptop a good 80% of the time I'm traveling and
not actually engaged in work.

Understood, it doesn't run Photoshop, Lightroom, or countless other
applications, which would make it unsuitable for some.

Agreed it's a pretty slick device for what it does do.  Not
incorporating Flash is still an all around stupid move though.

Tom C.

On Sat, Jul 17, 2010 at 10:37 AM, Adam Maas <adam at mawz.ca> wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 17, 2010 at 10:18 AM, Stan Halpin
> <stan at stans-photography.info> wrote:
>> I quite like the look and feel of the iPad. But at this point, and into the future as far as I can see, it will not replace my laptop and so it would be an extra piece of gear to carry on my travels, not an alternative.
>> With my laptop on my travels I:
>>        - download my photos at the end of the day. Primary to the internal HD, backup to an external portable HD.
>>        - Do a quick pass through the day's results in Lightroom, with preliminary ratings. Minor editing on particular shots to post on my blog or send to friends/relatives.
>>        - Slide show for me and my wife.
>> When I get home, I transfer the files and associated ratings and edits into my home system of HDs, my main LR library, etc. All of my preliminary work is preserved.
>> If I had an iPad with current software, I would need to make major adjustments to my workflow. And would probably wind up being able to do little more than store-and-review while on the road. I would love to hear how the capabilities of the iPad could provide a workable alternative workflow! But I am skeptical.
>> stan
> From a Photography standpoint the iPad has two real uses.
> 1. Portfolio. It's a slick portable image viewer with a first-class
> screen. This makes it a good option for a portfolio to take with you
> to show off your work.
> 2. Second monitor/tablet on the road. See Ctein's write-up here:
> http://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/2010/07/why-i-needed-an-ipad.html
> What a lot of people are forgetting in all the Tablet hysteria is that
> the iPad is not a Tablet PC. It's a peripheral, an iPod on steroids
> with limited general computing capability added. Think media
> player/eBook viewer/photo viewer that also can web browse and do email
> in a pinch. It's not going to replace even a netbook as a general
> computing device.

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