I've had this iPad for almost a week, and what I've learned is that I'm not going to write a blog by using the touch screen. Now I have a keyboard, which is quite wonderful and a far cry from that old Royal manuel typewriter we used to have at home for high school reports. (Like that book report I made up from scratch for Mrs. Hammond. I still have it somewhere).
Anyway, Charles has already spent several hours with me setting up the iPad, but there's still so much I don't know. How much time can you suck out of a tekky son?
Questions about my iPad:
1. What is the crap with this short recharging cord? It must be all of 18 inches long. I have to sit on the edge of my bed for the cord to reach the floor. Come on Apple!
2. I know how to take photos, but I don't know how to post them to my blog. This is most urgent. I'm vacationing in the Netherlands next week and I want to load photos.
3. I was listening to a Radiolab podcast on apocalypses today, and I couldn't turn it off.
It began again. I swear I didn't push a button! I turned it off, but it just kept talking at me. I already knew about the astroid destroying the dinosaurs in one fell swoop. I didn't want to hear it a second time. When it did go off, I don't know what I did to get the result. Now I have a fear of listening to Radiolab.
4. I push gmail, but all I get is trash. Fourteen hundred pieces of trash. I think I may be missing messages that I might want to receive, but I don't know where they are or how to get to them. I know how to compose an email, but I don't know how to receive an email. It's a problem.
5. Netflix imagines my iPad to be a fourth user and so late at night, when Spencer and Anne and Sam and Sarah are watching movies, I can't get on. Spit!
6. How do I save blog lists etc.? How do I get back to those lists?
7. Buying an iPad is like buying a new house. Suddenly your old furniture looks impoverished. You need new furniture. Now I want a cordless printer, so I can print with this thing.
I want. I want. I want.