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Portable Productivity on the iPad

by on August 27th, 2010

A brief word of introduction. My name is Terry and I’m a PhD student at Simon Fraser University studying the immersiveness of videogames on portable devices (like the iPad). I’ll be posting to the ipadincanada site every Friday (I hope). I’m also the technology columnist for the online Vancouver Observer (www.vancouverobserver.com). You can find out more about me at terrylavender.ca.

You can create as well as consume content on your iPad.

My first post for ipadincanada is a link to a story I wrote in the Observer earlier this month about the iPad as a productive tool. When Apple introduced the iPad earlier this year, many critics dismissed it as a “consumption device”. The iPad, they said, was good for passive consumption of media — Youtube videos, games, ebooks, music, movies and television shows. But it couldn’t be used as a creative device, the critics said. They were wrong. In the Observer column, I explain why. Read on…

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