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Due to a lot of very good luck, I get to buy a new toy! and I have settled on the ipad*. So, NATURALLY, this means that I get to go through the bluray collection and try to find the ones that have digital copies that I can download and then pop on that bad boy. So far:


But no love from Iron Man. That was also one in which we were saddened by the lack of commentary. :(

I also managed to duplicate about 80% of my comfort books in some kind of digital format**. Plus I tore through Project Gutenberg to find books like the Oz series which I've wanted forever and the Austen novels and some other stuff.

I'm very excited. The boything got a new computer (for SC2 and D3 when they come out) and I get my shiny. Now I just need to find some way to skin the thing to look like a PADD and I'll be all set. Though failing that, I may just stencil DON'T PANIC on the cover and be done with it.

*I know all the arguments as to why I shouldn't get one, but when it comes right down to it, I don't mind the closed Apple ecosystem, I don't mind not being able to tinker with parts, and I do want to support a company that I think is one of the best there is at coming up with form factors that are elegant, simple to use, polished, and which don't break on me constantly. And I know that I should wait for gen2, but gen1 does what I currently would like for the form factor to do and fills a niche that I have been wanting to fill since the Kindle and Sony Reader were launched but which do more than unitask.

**I'm all for paying for things to support their producers. However, I draw the line at having to pay for an extra copy of something I have already paid for. Also, if I can't find something to buy it, OH WELL.

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Date: 2010-04-14 10:14 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] dafnap.livejournal.com
I think I have a recording of the live commentary they did for Iron Man awhile back, somewhere, lemme dig it up...

(so, so jealous of the iPad, homg. I think you automatically become an ensign in Starfleet upon purchase, right? It's in the fine print somewhere...)

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Date: 2010-04-15 05:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mimesere.livejournal.com
eeee yay commentary!

And I am very excited about the ipad. I just want it to get here already. Stupid delayed shipping.

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Date: 2010-04-15 11:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] slashkilter.livejournal.com

Just saw that on the flist, it is a good argument for the iPad. I'm not sure about the lack of flash-player - so many homepages use them and they always annoy me anyway, so it would've been nice to not have to wrestle with that. The Boy mostly complains about the lack of a proper ("grown-up") operating system, but tbh I think he'll have to live with getting used to a mobile OS.

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Date: 2010-04-15 06:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mimesere.livejournal.com
I'm not so worried about the lack of flash player, because mostly I use flash for youtube (already has an app), hulu (I believe they're working on it, though it remains to be seen if they go to a subscription model), and Netflix (which is technically silverlight, but which ALSO has a streaming app). So there's that.

And I think using a mobile OS vs a full OS is...inspired, given the history of the tablet form factor. Time will tell, I guess. But I'm very excited :)

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Date: 2010-04-16 01:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] slashkilter.livejournal.com
He's a programmer type and doesn't like that you cannot write programms for the platform directly as with a regular OS. You'd have to write an app and get that approved via apple before being able to work with it - though I'm actually not sure whether that's true or whether there's a workaround. We haven't really done enough research on it yet.


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