I Have A Technology Problem
I have a technology problem.
In particular, a high technology problem.
I told you I would not be buying the first generation iPad. I gave you several reasons why I wouldn’t.
But late yesterday afternoon, it was like another entity took over my person, got in my car, and drove to the nearest Best Buy.
Once there, I walked directly to the Apple section of the store and started playing with an iPad.
Then, I started asking the sales guy a bunch of questions about synching it with my various Mac computers, the service plans, etc.
Before you know it, I was into a full on bender, waltzing through the iPad peripherals section as if I didn’t have a care in the world. I played with the wireless keyboard, the new iPad dock, some carrying cases.
This was gonna be bad.
Then, ready to pull out my Best Buy card, I discovered that they had no iPads in stock.
You’re kidding me, right? I’m like tech sleepwalking here. I’m like coming straight here, a man possessed, ready to buy, and you’re telling me you don’t have any iPads in stock!!??
The fourteen-year old, pimply sales dude told me to hold on, he had one more idea: He called back to the stockroom.
It was my lucky day. My technology addiction would be sated.
There was a single 64GB WiFi iPad that had been returned.
As in uno.
Did I want it?
Are you kidding me? Does a thirsty man crawling through the Mojave want a bottle of cold Evian?!!
Better yet, I discovered I was going to get $50 off because somebody had returned it.
Why did they return it? I wondered to myself.
Who cares! It was the only iPad for sale for miles around, and they were over a week away from getting anymore in stock!
And I had one, in my hands!
Take that, Mac fanboys! I won!!
For good measure, I also bought a cool carrying case and the little iPad dock, paid my tab, and drove straight home.
Once back in my domicile, I turned on the iPad, glared at the gorgeous glossy iPad screen, and promptly wondered aloud to myself what the heck I was going to do with this thing.
Who cares what the heck I’m going to do with it!?
I finally have an iPad and it’s the coolest piece of technology I’ve ever bought!
Blogger’s Note: This blog post was written using my brand new iPad, so at least one utilitarian purpose has now been uncovered since it’s recent acquisition. I will keep you posted as to other useful uses also discovered after the fact.