Your iPad is now Obsolete!

iPad 2

What’s that? The iPad 2 is coming? Hold on one second while I throw my original iPad into the nearest trash can…

I’m just kidding…

But sometimes, technology feels like it moves at warp speed, and for people (and companies!) that spend their hard earned dollars on hardware, it can be frustrating at times. But it should also be exciting. We should be happy that technology continues to improve while the price for said technology continues to decrease.

Here’s the thing… if you have an original iPad, it still does everything it did before the iPad 2 was announced. It still does everything it did when you bought it. The fact that a year after it was first available, there is a new one that is available, which is better, faster, stronger, lighter, prettier, has whiter teeth, and a camera, and another camera, shouldn’t bother you that much. If it does, then run out and buy an iPad 2, and either sell, give away, or find another use for your original iPad.

If you’ve got an iPad (and most of us at Z2 do) it’s still one of the best tablets out there! Almost every tablet computer released so far in 2011 are from companies who are trying to copy Apple’s success with the original iPad… Of course in the last year, Apple has improving on the iPad, and now the second revision is available, and those other companies have to start all over again.

Even if Apple puts out a new iPad every year that is dramatically better than the last one, you shouldn’t feel the need to consider the “old” one obsolete or useless. I’ve been working with computers for over 30 years, and I still find uses for “older” computers that aren’t up to the task of running the latest software. I usually consider it being “environmentally friendly” by way of recycling and trying not to just dump technology because something better, faster, stronger becomes available. It’s tough, because everyone wants the latest and greatest, but we also don’t want to overload the landfills with old computers because a “new one” came out. For any “old” technology you wish to get rid of, there’s someone who could really appreciate it… so consider donating it to someone in need.

What do you think? Has the technology treadmill got you down? How do you deal with it?

March 10, 2011 · Posted by in misc  

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