OP-LED: MY TECHNOLOGY CRUSH – THE IPAD

BY Led Black

I have a deep, disturbing and seriously unhealthy technology crush on the Apple iPad.  The actual object of my desire is the 3G version that was released last week but due to its wow factor is virtually unavailable.  I have checked with almost every Apple store in the tri-state area and all I get is that there is none in stock and no date when any can be expected.  I have now begun to stalk the damn thing, showing up at different Apple stores and fondling it, caressing it and playing with it.  It has gotten to the point where my mind conjures up entire scenarios of me having the iPad in my possession; me sitting at Locksmith Bar having a pint and surfing the web, or sitting at The Rock in Inwood Hill Park typing away while I enjoy the vista.  I am truly obsessed, becoming livid when folks dismiss it as just a big iPhone.  It is not just a big iPhone; it is an iPhone writ large.  It is your calendar, your email, your media – basically, your entire life at your fingertips in a slick, sexy, elegant and intuitive interface.  It is just the kind of device that an Editor-in-Chief of a budding, über awesome site needs.  So until I have one, I will continue stalking it, proudly, with my head held high.

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