Most Friday’s I start the day by spending an hour or so in my local coffee shop. A chance to think and write over a couple of latte’s. It was its normal busy self this morning and it struck me that nearly everyone was enjoying their coffee while reading a newspaper. I was the only one making use of the free Wifi as I checked e-mail on my iPod Touch. I thought that, hopefully by the end of September, I will be using my new iPad.
It struck me that I will be able to ditch my notebook and pen and use the iPad instead – but will I want to? I don’t know and probably wont until I give it a try. Old habits are difficult to break. I certainly wouldn’t need to read a newspaper as I could get all the news I want from my iPad. I wonder if my fellow coffee shop users would ditch their newspapers for a more digital means of access to the news? Instead of having a rack of magazines and papers for customers to borrow maybe they could offer a number of iPads for people to use instead. As well as getting the news, customers could do crosswords, read a book, play games or go on to the internet. I had this vision of the place full of people using iPads instead of newspapers. Could it happen? The technology is already available so theoretically it could happen tomorrow. Will it happen? I doubt it – as I said earlier some habits are hard to break. So come the end of September I wonder if people will notice that I’ve ditched the newspaper and my notebook and I’m reading & writing using my iPad instead?