Sunday, January 31, 2010

Coming Around

After a few hours more than I care to remember in the car, I've started to come around about the iPad. I think the problem I was having with it was that I was trying too hard to compare it to a netbook or notebook computer. This isn't about that. It's about a whole new class of computer.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Movies will be subpar on the iPad

I'm a big fan of watching movies in their intended aspect ratio. Watching a movie like Star Wars or Avatar on anything less than widescreen is a travesty. Guess what - the iPad has a 4:3 aspect ratio. That's the same as your old time CRT television. So you'll see big black bars at the top & bottom of whatever movie you watch. Bigger than an iPhone for sure, but most netbooks and laptops have a true widescreen aspect ratio or are pretty darn close.

TUAW has a great article about it:

iPad vs Kindle

No competition in my mind - Kindle is the winner. Here's a great comparison from Engadget.