Thursday, April 08, 2010

 April 6, 2010, New York Times
The iPad in the Eyes of the Digerati

Left - iPad - Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Apple said it sold more than 300,000 iPads on Saturday, the device’s first day on the market. Apple iPad users downloaded more than one million apps from the company’s App Store and more than 250,000 electronic books from the iBookstore. Some reviewers said the iPad could challenge the primacy of the laptop. But others said the device, though gorgeous, simply doesn’t fill an obvious need.

Does the iPad offer designers and users a new medium, or is it merely an iPod Touch on steroids? How much does the form factor of a device drive the creation of new kinds of content and how that content is read, heard and watched?

    * Tim O’Reilly, O’Reilly Media
    * David Gelernter, computer scientist
    * Liza Daly, software engineer
    * Craig Mod, programmer and designer
    * Sam Kaplan, iPad app creator
    * Emily Chang and Max Kiesler, designers and Web consultants

Read the views of the above by linking here to NYT. 
\I found Liza Daly's views most interesting.She is a software engineer specialising in the publishing area.

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