It’s my friend P’s fault….she said “I can’t believe you don’t have one yet…”
Really, I think maybe the blame lies with Mother-in-law, who I took to Best Buy the other day to buy her a new computer. She said, “C’mon, C, you deserve this. And it’s so neat!”
No, absolutely, it’s my brother-in-law’s fault—he kept e mailing me with tidbits of how productive I could be if only I had one. Here’s an actual snippet from an e mail (one of several on the subject) from him: “Not only are they ultimately cool, they are extremely convenient.” See how bad he is?
And “ultimately cool” and convenient is just too small a description for my new I-Pad. BIL did not steer me wrong! I am in love, love, love with it and I have only had it six days. I know that it will be my companion every where I go. After all, it fits in my purse or my file folder!
I keep up with you blogging friends on it (much better than my itty-bitty I-Phone), and I have loaded all the apps to give me everything I need at the courthouse at my finger tips. Why, I can look up statutes and case law and carry all my charts and information I usually have to handle in paper (think of the trees I’m saving!) so I can figure child support, etc. on the spot. All this in less space than a yellow legal pad! In less than a week, I have become dependent.
I am about to swoon with glee, here!
It’s fun, too! I have the usual word games for killing time in the courthouse hallway (you know, when I’m not doing all that legal research…) and the books I have already downloaded! I can download from Apple’s E book store (nifty bookcase) as well as Amazon (Kindle books work) and Barnes and Noble (from their Nook). I have all three of these bookstore apps, and three books going on them. I can highlight and make notes as I read. Amazing!
One of the most enjoyable things for me is having it bedside. I can read a book til I’m sleepy (in the dark!) and if I wake in the middle of the night, I can check real quick to see if any of you guys have commented. I’m telling you, this little beauty is going with me everywhere. I can’t say enough good about it.
I have heard all the naysayers—read all the articles. True, it doesn’t print, but I e mail right back to the office, where things are printed from our computers or at home. I haven’t missed the printing at all.
And, folks, I am not techno-minded. If I can run an I-Pad, anyone can.
It’s pricey (I get a write-off lucky me!), but if you can get one, you won’t regret it. Truly. C