Reporter's iPad Works Press Conferences,
Serves Up Reading Material for Work and Fun
Tony Shapshak, a reporter for the The Times in Johannesburg, writes that the iPad will be available in South Africa later this year. But he got one in advance during a US trip in May, and says it quickly became an "inescapable" part of his life.
His article this Sunday just past takes a look at the iPad and its upcoming competition, notably the Galaxy Tab from Samsung.
Shapshak opines the iPad will only go on-the-job for "non-traditional" work environments. That obviously includes writing for a major newspaper: he uses his iPad for notetaking at press conferences, and for on- and off-the-job reading.
"I read a lot, so I use the Kindle software (Kindle for the iPad), Evernote and a clever app called Goodreader," he writes.
His conclusion: "The tablet's time has come." His question is: Which one?