Originally Posted by Dr Millmoss
I'm planning on taking the iPad along on a cruise in May, for reading books and viewing our photos, and reading e-mail. I'm going to bet that nobody on the ship will tell me I'm an uncool loser, but that a lot of people will ask "is that an iPad?"
Either way, it's a risk I'm willing to take.
Hey, your talking to the crowd here.
Everyone who is a early adopter gets the "oh, is that a X?" attention, myself included, it's what they think of you based upon the impression they get from the device that is the factor.
When people walk away from watching my MacBook Pro run 5 operating systems at once, I know they are very impressed, they begin asking me questions and even want me to work for them.
Your going to be fielding more questions of what the iPad can't do than what it can do because people are going to erroneously believe the device is a regular strength computer in tablet form.
The kids will be impressed, if your that sort that craves their attention. Older folks usually found on cruises have most entered that stop learning phase years ago, good luck making a impression on them, their fingers are usually too cold to register on touchscreens and their eyes are shot all to hell.
By the way, the salt air is going to do a number on that screen and the metal case, keep it inside and protected from any open doors seaside.