Based on the early reviews and this video, courtesy of the Re:Print blog at PopMatters,
I’d love to get an iPad. What I don’t want to do is part with $500 or more to get one. Then there’s the fact that I am not an Early Adopter. In my first job out of college a wise programmer told me, “Never buy the Point-O Version of anything.” I’ve stuck with that advice and haven’t gotten burned since.
I also can’t help thinking about Notion Ink’s Adam, which might be more suited to me once it comes out. This is because unlike the iPad, it won’t come with the just a plain LCD. It will have a Pixel Qi screen, capable of mimicking e-ink, perfect for me as someone who would use it to read books in digital format.
There is also the matter of the house needing a paint job…which means: House First, Digital Toy Later.