Last week I was gifted the most incredibly generous present from my boyfriend – an Ipad. It still feels a bit unreal that I own such a coveted item of technology, I am a cheapskate myself when it comes to gadgets, I never buy anything fancy and only upgrade if the one I have is broken – even my sewing machine is a used one from the early 90’s. My boyfriend thought that the Ipad was something I would never buy for myself, but that I would likely enjoy very much, and he was absolutely right. While there are areas that could be improved (I will never like Apple’s monopoly thinge that requires that all files must go through Itunes, which makes things like transferring a movie a big hassle) – all in all, this is a pretty excellent gadget.
Since I’ve been so busy with orders I have not allowed myself to spend heaps of time with the Ipad yet – I could easily procrastinate my days away with it. It’s incredibly nifty and makes two of my favorite pastimes, surfing the web and watching tv-shows in bed, even more enjoyable.
However what I was mostly intrigued by is how well it could substitute another favorite past time; reading print magazines. I have dabbled with digital editions of magazines before, but on a computer it just doesn’t feel as nice and cosy as when you are curled up in the sofa or sitting at a cafe browsing a printed publication.