My new toys are here!

I’ve gotten all of my new toys! I received the iPad, Nook and Sony Reader today. I must say that I’m pretty giddy! It’s kinda like Christmas in October. My plans for a “Technology Petting Zoo” are taking shape. All I need to do now is get to know the devices better and schedule a time to visit the branches.

I’m writing this post via the iPad to see how easy it us to type. I think I may a get used to it but right now it’s a bit odd. I do like the iPad. Very slick. I think after a week I’m going to want my own. For now I’m more than happy to be using this one.

I’ve been fiddling with the Nook and Sony Reader for about an hour and think they will be useful. I’ve had the Kindle for over a week. I’m going to reserve judgement until I play with all of them for a few weeks.

It’s days like this when I really love my job! I’m a very lucky guy.

7 thoughts on “My new toys are here!

    1. I’m hoping to write something up after a few weeks. After I take them to all of our libraries I’ll get a real good sense of what people think of the devices. Should be a good way to compare them.

  1. My good friend has an iPad. It is a thing of beauty. I never used iTunes since most library downloadable audio was non-iPod. I went with a traditional WMA MP3 player.

    I also own an Android phone and I am VERY excited about the new Android tablets being released..,until I heard about the data plans and costs associated with them. The Adroid tablet could really be the iPad killah, except they might price themselves out of the market.

    And don’t get me started on the blackberry tablet…seriously. You mean that it has to be tethered to a Blackberry to go online?


    1. I hadn’t heard about the blackberry tablets having to be tethered to a blackberry to to online. That’s nuts!

      I’m really loving the iPad right now. It is a thing of beauty. I hope the Android tablets can be as competitive with it as the phones are with the iPhone. The Android phones have been good for market. They have really encouraged innovation and increased the amount of things people can do with a phone. I wish I had one to bring with me on my Technology Petting Zoo. I’m hoping someone has one at the branches when I visit.

      Next time I’m in NC I’ll bring the zoo with me and try to catch up with you.

  2. Thanks for bringing your toys by TW branch. It was the first time that I’ve been able to actually try out these items. The iPad was, of course, the most impressive, followed by the Kindle.

    It will be interesting to see how we are going to incorporate these devices into future library services.

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