The Wall Street Journal’s Walt Mossberg took his iPad to Paris on a working vacation. No laptop. The result?
Well, for me, the experiment was a pleasant success. With a few exceptions, I got everything done that I would have done with a laptop. Yet I toted a lot less weight, enjoyed much better battery life, and had a computer that started up instantly whenever I reached for it. I also was able to combine the functions of a comfortable e-reader with those of a laptop.
What else did Walt notice?
In our very small hotel, I noticed each morning at breakfast a handful of other travelers who appeared with their own iPads, perhaps to read the news from home, or to catch up on business matters before a day of touring. Even a small laptop wouldn’t have comfortably fit on the tiny tables in the hotel’s breakfast room.
The revolution has begun.