Let me be clear up front: I buy into this iPad thing hook, line, and sinker. In fact, I’m writing this blog post using Safari on the device’s full keyboard.
In the context of a family, this thing is killer. It’s a killer family app. Each night my kids and I read a chapter of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, a free book from the iBook store. Next up is Winnie the Pooh. We fight (myself included) over who gets to turn the pages (turning the pages is very cool).
Then we fire up the Marvel app and read about Spiderman. Unbelievable artwork, if you haven’t seen a comic book in a while you won’t believe how beautiful they are.
Then we fire up Adobe Ideas or eChalkboard and draw pictures (which we can easily email to people). My daughter was at the office the other day and used the iPad to watch Monsters Inc from the streaming Netflix app.
Once this puppy has a video camera, and you can talk to the grandparents with a couple finger swipes, watch out – every family will have one.