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iPad Journal Entry

January 14, 2011 61 comments

Two weeks ago our team had our quarterly board meeting in the Cayman Islands and it was the first time in 10 years that I did not travel with my laptop. Part of our weekend encompassed informal reports on the iPad during our annual “Walk of the Elite” on Seven mile beach. Before heading to the Ritz I had to at least make sure all my energy was focused on my new travel companion, the iPad.

Here is a snapshot of my journal:

First I had to commit to another monthly bill. I headed to the closes AT&T hotspot which was about 2 miles from my home because I was prepared to shell out the $30 a month cost for an unlimited data package. The iPad is equipped with Wi Fi but I always must be connected no matter where I go so the hook up was a must. Keep in mind you do not have to go to a brick and mortar AT&T store connection to the virtual marketplace on the net will do.
Now this is important. Listen up because this is the single biggest draw back when owning an iPad at least during the first 6 months to 1 year of original launch date. I would really consider this a part of your decision making before you buy an iPad. When you pull out an iPad in public no matter if you are in an AT&T store, airport, or on your front porch be prepared to become patient or rude to all that are amazed with your iPad. Whether public opinion is that you wasted your money or you are a tech god people want to hold the iPad, ask you many questions, or in rare cases run off with it! Look up the article where a man lost his pinky finger because the bag that the iPad was in severed his finger. Be polite and if you are looking to get work done forget it because you will be performing demonstrations and watching someone else play an HD game on it. Maybe the coy pond or pinball game! Did you hear about the Scrabble game where the iPad becomes a game board and all of the player’s iPhones hold the letter tiles and you flick the letters from your iPhone to the iPad?

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So first of all it is a must to have a keyboard and docking station to go along with your iPad. But if your iPad is for entertainment purposes only you can skip the dock and the keyboard. After hearing several Coaching Train team members report on their first 30 days of iPad ownership we have concluded that the iPad is primarily focused on our team as an expensive entertainment tool with some features that allow you to get “productive” work done. Just realize when you start using your iPad you won’t be able to do things like unzip files or use Flash player. Why are some of the most common features that are needed not available on our iPad? Ultimately that is for Apple to answer. But maybe Apple wants our tribe to be forced to continue to use our Mac books. You need a Mac book for true power working and surfing, and your iPhone to make calls, and don’t forget your iPad for entertainment.

We all seemed to agree that because the iPad is so light weight, we were willing to find work arounds for important emails and normal tasks that you would normally perform on your desktops. As far as protecting your device we tried out a Trapper Keeper like zip up, the leather notebook, and the “the all purpose pouch.” All carrying cases we reviewed were black. The pouch seemed to be adopted by most because of its overall versatility look and Velcro fold over. Most importantly the pillow like material seemed to protect our $1000 machine after all accessories are purchased. And finally we loved travel fact # 10, you don’t have to pull it out and open it up when going through security at the airport. You can leave it however you travel with it. Just stick it in the gray plastic bin so it can be x-rayed and no one will ask you about your iPad. At least to date having going through security a half dozen times by now with no problems so far.

In conclusion if Leonard Nimoy is using an iPad then you should too!

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October 1, 2010 6 comments

Is Amazon Lying About eBooks Outselling Printed Books? (via Me and My Kindle)

September 17, 2010 12 comments

Great Read!

Is Amazon Lying About eBooks Outselling Printed Books? It's been bothering me for a while. My friend Patrick said he didn't believe ebooks were outselling printed books. In July, Amazon announced they'd sold 180 Kindle books for every 100 hardcover books, but my friend insisted Amazon must've been including all the free ebooks they give away every day. He was wrong about that. I tracked down Amazon's original press release, where they specifically said they hadn't used free Kindle books in their figu … Read More

via Me and My Kindle

Will it Blend? – The top Viral video of all time (via Bubblecube’s Blog)

September 16, 2010 8 comments

This guy sure knows how to make a viral video!

Blendtec CEO Tom Dickson surely knows how to create a top viral video even if it meant destroying an iphone or an iPad. The will it blend video created a history with more than 134.2 million views. All the ads have the same music, tagline & host. No body would have thought of grinding an iphone or an ipad. However, this brilliant idea helped the Blendtec company acheive a viral status. The next top viral video is Avian's Live Young. [youtube= … Read More

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This Chrome extension is going to revolutionize the way I plagiarise the interwebs (via Think LAB)

September 6, 2010 13 comments

Wow! Very interesting diagnosis.

This Chrome extension is going to revolutionize the way I plagiarise the interwebs I have recently added yet another tool that makes it easier to instantly broadcast the work of others to multiple audiences in an attempt to appear smart and informed. Since you are reading this, can you please advise if it is working? I am desperate for the feedback and need to validate myself by your responses to what is in many cases the re-tweeting and re-b … Read More

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Have you ever been CAUGHT? > Fwd:Twitter Support: update on @coachingtrain

August 28, 2010 12 comments

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Even if you are not a spammer "perception is reality." This is the second time @coachingtrain has been suspended for pushing the twitter system to its limits in order to provide its readers with the the most accurate and up to date information available on the net! Please review the links below provided by Twitter support only if you are looking to become Social Media Experts. Know your limits so you can maximize your business model.

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Your account is now unsuspended, but you might want to review your criteria for following other users and take another look at our rules and best practices pages at this time:

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