Incite by Design

Caustic visions and shared thoughts on design, marketing, creativity, philanthropy, pop culture and business philosophy by Toronto design firm, Ricksticks Inc.

2010-06-14

Is iPad the Interface of the Future?

I've had conversations with peers claiming that the iPad provides a seamless merging of print and onscreen experience, a monumental milestone on the path to convergence. To this, I often reply that it's feels too toy-like for me to take seriously as the future of computer interfacing. To explain, the iPad simply doesn't provide the experience convergence that I have always envisioned. When I think of the virtues bestowed upon this device, I think of it as a diversion away from something truly exciting: http://bit.ly/bw6uPb.

I want this. I want this now. Compared to this technology, iPad is an 'Etch A Sketch' - I'm just not that impressed, and I can wait to be impressed.
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