Saturday, June 12, 2010

From the “Holy Crap!” Department…

OK, I know I gripe a lot about stuff in my life. Then something like this comes totally out of right field…

Mrs. Fetched’s older sister came to visit today, bringing much food for me to grill. She handed me this iPad and said, “I thought you might like to play around with this for a while.” Oh, but of course! “This isn’t the 3G kind, just wifi,” she added… no problem, we have wifi here. (I sometimes like to think of FAR Manor as a tiny oasis of civilization in the midst of cultural darkness.) But there was much grilling of food to be done first, naturally. I got to fiddle with it a little, anyway.

iPad

She’d loaded several eBook readers and music streamers on it, and more than a few ebooks, videos, music tracks, and so on. Our media preferences don’t intersect all that well, but who cares? It was fun to fiddle with. There was “only” 20GB left (on a 64GB iPad)… I learned a while ago that an 8GB iPhone fills up pretty quick, so I figure to get at least a 16 or 32GB version next time (which may be soon, as my iPhone craps out when it gets warm now).

Then we brought to the food down to the in-laws’ place for lunch. She hugs me and whispers, “Since I didn’t get you anything for Christmas this year, I figured you could have that.” [FARf→floor]

Yeah, I complain a lot about the stupid stuff that goes on around here, but sometimes… something like that happens. Like winning a Kindle at Christmas. Okay then: the Ultimate eReader Smackdown is about to begin!

7 comments:

  1. Wow! You scored! I played with one in Boston this week, and immediately wanted one. Have fun!

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  2. Congratulations! You're going to love it. I know I do!

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  3. w00T!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I predict you shall love it. I have a 32 GB and don't fill it up, mostly because I don't always keep everything on it. I use it more like a mini-wallet of goodies. :)

    So psyched for you!!

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  4. Hi guys! You know, the funny thing was: when they first came out, I said to myself "they're nice, but I don't need one." And myself answered, "but you'll end up with one anyway, whether you buy it or not." A little sooner than expected though…

    Yeah, I think I'm going to like this better than the Kindle in the end — but that's because I do more than read, and the iPad is more than a reader. But I'm going to give the two as honest a comparison as I can.

    Beth, whose was it in Boston? Woody's?

    David, I'm sure I don't even need to ask if you have the camera connection kit… does it work well? That's on my list for sure. It would have come in handy when shooting Splat's wedding this weekend.

    A *mini*-wallet? Wow, Maria, you must have one huge regular wallet!

    Looking forward to hearing about what stuff are must-gets…

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  5. Way to go Farf! Couldn't happen to a nicer guy!

    I hope you have a lot of fun with your new iPad!

    Bri2k

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