Run a good sized country with it, apparently. The Prime Minister of Norway, long known as particularly tech savvy, is stranded in New York due to the Icelandic volcanic eruption having shut down European air travel. Surely Norway has ground to a halt in his absence, right? Not so, according to his Press Secretary, Sindre Fossum Beyer, who explained:
“Jens Stoltenberg, who was in the United States for President Obama’s nuclear summit, is running the Norwegian government from the U.S. via his new iPad.”
Now I’ve got a pithy response for when people ask me what the iPad is good for.
Just a quick note, which I’m sure I’ll add to later, about the Ipad. I’ve had it for 24 hours. I’ve spent about 10 of those hours using the Ipad. It is transformative. It’s not simply a large iPod Touch. Scaling it up, and the changes to the apps on the larger device, takes the experience and practical usefulness to another level.
I’ve been trying to use Windows tablets for several years now, but they were always quite clunky, and frankly more frustrating than useable. The iPad is different. It’s refined. I feel like I’ve stepped into the future. It’s that good. You must go hold one and try it out.