The British Library is launching a new iPad app that will eventually feature over 60,000 19th century books.
Joel Johnson (Gizmodo) says the “gild is ever so slightly off the lily…” and the lilly is an ipad.
But it’s a pretty frustrating feeling to know that your data is inside the device you’re using but because of its closed system troubleshooting options are limited. It’s a little like being sick at Disneyland and getting stuck at the top of Space Mountain. Suddenly the veneer of blinking lights stops looking like the future and starts feeling like being trapped in a tiny car in the dark inside a warehouse.
I still really like the iPad for travel. I suspect even if I buy an Air—even the tiny version—I’ll still bring the iPad along for books, video, etc. I mean, hell, I already own it. Might as well.
But the gild is ever so slightly off the lily. And instead of being impressed with how capable the iPad can be compared to a traditional computer, today I’m missing traveling with a machine that gives me more flexibility when my expected path dead ends.
Do you agree? Want more info? Read the rest of his post here: my ipad let me down