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iPad vs Netbooks


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TechJohnson is a regular member of our live chat room. He recently asked if I thought that the iPad will “overtake” the market for netbooks. Keep in mind that an iPad isn’t technically a netbook before you even decide what your answer is going to be.

I happen to have both an iPad and a netbook… both purchased with my own hard-earned money. While the netbook I have certainly works, I rarely use it or take it with me anywhere. The keyboard is too small, and it’s just slow. All netbooks I’ve played around with seem to be sloooooooow. That’s not a good common denominator in my opinion.

The iPad is fast. It has a wealth of apps. You don’t have to worry about spyware or viruses. You can watch HD videos and browse the web. It’s clean and uncluttered with a great user experience.

I don’t know that the iPad is going to “kill” anything, though. It’s not a killer. It won’t displace notebooks, and it won’t displace netbooks. I do feel, however, that it has raised the bar for touch experience.

Apple doesn’t produce junk when it comes to hardware. The accessories are somewhat in question at times, but that’s better left for a different blog post. When it comes to hardware and devices, Apple definitely has it going on.

Depite all of its pros, the iPad won’t kill off iPhones or netbooks. It is a different type of device entirely.

I will go on record as saying that the iPad could possibly replace portable game consoles. I’ll go as far as to say that the iPad will triumph in mobile gaming in ways that the PSP and Nintendo DS never could. Mark my words… gaming is always the killer app. Am I wrong?

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First LEGO Set


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I’m the one in the KC Chiefs pajamas, although I don’t care a lick about sports (the outfit must have been on sale). Decades later, I’m still playing with LEGO and video games – longing for the simplicity of an Atari 2600.

You’ll have to mix in your own soundtrack, as the video camera did not record sound. Imagine a whole bunch of high-pitched screaming – much like the rest of my videos.

You can get your old memories digitized as well, via Pixorial.

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Do You Like Wall-E?


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Do you like Wall-E? Of course you do – we all do! This little game controller connects to your television using a couple of cables. Join Wall-E and Eve on this amazing adventure! Scour the wasteland for ancient artifacts, solve the puzzles and navigate the treacherous corridors of Axiom. Pre-loaded games include: Trash Dash, Solar Solver, Earth World Map and Axiom Adventure.

Why am I playing this instead of being on the Internet? Well, I was in a hotel. We all know the type of luck I have with hotel Internet connections. So I decided to check out what’s what in my hotel room, and discovered this awesome little game gadget.

Life is sometimes just that good.

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