Okay, so this isn’t much of a question since I can’t foresee when I would have time to take advantage of a new toy just now, but I can’t help feeling swayed by each new news item about the pros and cons of the new iPad. From what I’ve gathered so far, the iPad has a *color* eReader, web access, and App capabilities. But, is this really a laptop killer? Lack of Flash support, no multitasking, no camera, and almost dominant content delivery via iTunes only?! While still light years ahead of the single-purpose Kindle, I’m still holding my breath for THE tablet/ebook reader.
On another note, mobile outreach and roaming reference in the stacks could be a lot more deployable with something like the iPad. Some other fields have already started analyzing the iPad’s pro and cons. I personally find the iPad’s possible deployment in the health care field to be a good guide for what libraries can think about and anticipate before adding iPads to their collection, in conjunction with the educational (admin side) and the educational (student-view) foci.
I know some of you will be receiving yours soon. Thoughts? Experiences? Feedback on these presumed fears and dreamed about pros?