Really? I'm surprised you think that, this device is a huge game changer in my opinion.Looks high in novelty value, but I can't see this one going the distance personally.
Firstly I'd like to point out that interactive learning is not a new concept. At least 13 years ago I remember there being interactive learning style computers to help children to learn to read/write/spell. This is not a new idea and quite frankly is apple trying to invent uses for an expensive piece of technology that has no real purpose. Its neither practical in terms of carrying around with you and is simply the merging of the ipod touch and the iphone. An expensive money making swindle to con those of us who need the latest piece of technology (whether useful or not) to make us feel better about ourselves and our lives.Ok there are many reasons I can see it being important, but here is a some details from a comment I posted in another forum that I think is relevant to this question...
There is abit of an unofficial debate going on about whether the iPad is important and really anything new and whether we need at all. I'm in the 'its very important' camp and I think this video below of a 2.5 year old playing with the iPad for the first time demonstrates a few reasons why.
This little girl has never seen one and although she has played with dad's iPhone before she's never used an iPad. I think this video shows just how important the device could be for everything from reading to photos to interactive learning etc.
There is alittle bit of screen slapping going on at the beginning but give her 5 mins and she has really got to grips with it very quickly. As all you do is ummm touch the screen .
Very interesting video and also shows how this could be powerful if used in schools in part possibly?
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I respect your point of view, and i do love technology. I am a technology whore, but with my macbook and ipod touch in toe... i cannot see the need for the ipad. And while the technology is no doubt moving forward i only see a rather useless and luxary item that has no real use when we already have such great products on offer. But hey... perhaps time will persuade me otherwise about the ipad??That's fine you have your point and I have mine.
Just come back in 2-3 years time and let me know if you are not using this device or a similar touch screen type device that is pretty much a laptop minus the keys...you must see the over all advancement in technology and where its going here, surely?