iPad does a great job for replacing paper

(c) Dan Bizarro

Von Gerry McKiernan:

At base the iPad is an anything box that replaces a seemingly endless plethora of other things you already own: It’s a TV, a radio, an MP3 player, a compass, a flashlight, a level, a deck of cards, a calculator, a photo album, an alarm clock, a Bible, the Talmud (yes, the Talmud has been ported to the iPad)… the list goes on and on.

The crucial question for academics is: What in our current arsenal will the iPad replace? After using the device, the answer surprised me: the iPad makes a lousy computer replacement, but it does a great job of replacing paper.