Wednesday, October 23, 2013

This amazing electronic age

I was dealing with a rather fussy baby yesterday while the noon news was running, paying no attention to the television, when Cliff said, "You have to see this!"  
He backed up the news, as you can do with Direct TV, and replayed the segment for me.  This thing I "had" to see was information about the new Apple Ipad.  
Now, I'm perfectly happy with my Ipad Mini.  It does everything I want it to do.  If we go out to eat breakfast and I forget my morning pills, I just talk to the Ipad and tell it to remind me to take my pills at 11 A.M. (or whenever I think we'll be back home).  At exactly eleven o'clock, the reminder will pop up on the ipad AND my computer.  For someone whose memory isn't as sharp as it used to be, this is an invaluable feature.  
I keep my grocery list on the Ipad, but if I think of an item to add when I am sitting at the computer, the list is right here in the "Icloud".  If I add to my list while at the computer, it shows up on the Ipad, and vice versa.    
My first Ipad didn't have a camera, but the mini does.  I don't know what the big deal is about the retina display, but I don't covet it.  Every new model of the Ipad that comes out is "thinner" and "lighter", but I am satisfied with the weight of mine.  
So honestly, I had no desire to buy any new version of the Ipad... until  Cliff called my attention to the news bit.  Good grief, the prices they're asking!  This morning we were eating breakfast with the news on in the other room and I said, "Are they talking about the Ipad again?"  
"Yes," my husband answered.  "They're saying it's lighter and faster."  

Get thee behind me, satan.     

5 comments:

TARYTERRE said...

This made me smile.

Paula said...

The news media sure tries to egg things on. Thank you for the compliment in my blog.

Margaret said...

Giggling at this post! I don't have an iPad, but have an android tablet. It suits me fine and I don't really care about many of its features, except internet and the Kindle app. :)

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

I did see the news reports about the new iPad. So far I don't have one, but I have my laptop and my iPhone so I am thinking I really don't need one. They are nice though and when I win the lottery, maybe I could afford one. I do the same as you as far as lists and reminders orly with my phone. I'd be lost without it.

Lori said...

Shame on Cliff for putting you in the way of temptation!!