Tuesday, October 23, 2012

My Ipad story

I promise you there is no danger of my getting another Apple computer; they are just too expensive compared to a PC.  Oh, but Apple stole my heart with the Ipad.  
I bought the original Ipad, the first model.  Within two weeks a new model came out, as if to taunt me.  It was 4G (faster) and it had a camera.  I told myself that's how the cookie crumbles and gradually let the Ipad take over my life.  I don't know how long I've had it, maybe two years?  But I am still discovering new things I can do with it.  
When my Ipad is with me, I have my library books plus tons of books I've gotten free here and there in Cyberspace; I have my Bible.  I have my music with me at all times.  I can play around on Facebook and all the far corners of the Internet.  
It's a beautiful thing.  Eventually I stopped worrying about Ipad2 and enjoyed what was in my hand.  
Each new version of the Ipad is thinner and lighter, but I was doing OK.  
And then they introduced the next generation Ipad.  Oh, so light and thin.  So fast.  It too has a camera, and some sort of high-resolution capability.  
So the other day, someone was in my home playing around on this latest model and introduced me to Siri.  
Oh my goodness, it was love at first sight... or sound.  You talk to your Ipad, ask it questions, and it talks back to you, giving you an appropriate answer.  
I held my heavy-as-lead old outdated Ipad up to my face and asked it question after question.  It refused to answer, dumb as a doorknob.  
Poor Cliff has listened to my not-so-subtle hints for at least six months, and once he even said, "If you want it, get it."  
But I wasn't so sure he meant it and I laboriously picked up my heavy old dinosaur of an Ipad and read a book to get my mind off things.

Today I learned on the Internet that there is going to be an Ipad Mini.  It has Siri.  It has a camera.  It is fast as greased lightening.  It's as light as a mosquito, and it will fit in my purse.  
I ran to the living room to tell Cliff all about it, hardly taking a breath.  
"It's cheaper than the other newest Ipad, and has all the same stuff except for the high resolution thingie!"  
Cliff told me my brown eyes were dancing and to slow down.  And then said, "We don't have that much time to get the things we want.  Go ahead and order it."  
Really?  This time he sounded like he meant it.
I can't order one for three more days, but that's a good thing.  Gives me time to think about how much I really want this toy.  
Who are we kidding?  I want.        


Rachel said...

Get it.

kcmeesha said...

Sam has SIRI on her phone. It seemed cool for the first day or two but I haven't heard her talk to it for a year after that.

Donna said...

Meesha, I am sure it is NOT something I will mess with much, except for entertainment value once in awhile. Honestly, that feature alone would not make me want a new Ipad. I was going for laughs, mentioning it.

kcmeesha said...

Oh, I know. It seems like everyone who gets it can't put it down for a week and then it gets old. Or maybe they actually start using it as intended. In any case I agree you should get it. That's why they call it The Golden Years.

Margaret said...

It sounds cool! I might have to look at it myself. :) I don't use my tablet as much as I thought I would though.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It's something you'll use and use so why not? You'll get your monies worth out of it for sure!

Angela said...

You're a nut, Donna (in a good way). Pull that money out of your leftover envelopes and order that thing. =)

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Rockintnc said...

Love the new header photo!
Enjoy the new toy!

Lori said...

I hope you get it!!