by simon baird

Friday, March 05, 2010

Areas where the iPad will reign, part 1

  • Education. Imagine your grade one kid and all her classmates got iPads. The iPad would have interactive lessons in every subject. Learn the alphabet, basic reading, basic arithmetic, etc, etc. Also, art and music. Touch screen finger painting. Virtual pianos. Etc. The software does cool things with connectivity within the class, for example messaging, group collaboration, educational games, plus some awesome stuff that no-one has thought of yet. Later on when the child is older, every text book they ever use in on their iPad.
  • Music. Already there is an astonishing array of amazingly capable music tools for iPhone. The multi-touch interface allows a high degree of expressiveness. These tools are hampered by a small screen...

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