[NTLK] OT: iPad vs. MS Courier: Sound Off

Ryan newtontalk at me.com
Wed Apr 7 17:42:07 EDT 2010

Hi Steve:

I think we are all excited about the iPad.  But the main criticism that is cropping up is that because reading is supposed to be the killer app, the weight factor and shiny screen may take away from that experience.

I am not sure at this point if any more explaining is going to do... it's about the physics of the device.  Your Newton is much smaller so the weight distribution does not cause as much stress on your lever (arm/elbow) as does the iPad.  The iPad is putting much more stress on your elbow because of how big it is.  People are complaining about the weight that it gets heavy trying to hold it... trying to hold it and read... trying to hold it with one arm and gesture with the other.  I think these are real problems, but I have not had the iPad long enough to say either way, yet.

Thank you,


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