Few gizmos have become a part of my life as quickly as the iPad. Here you see it in my kitchen, on the cookbook holder, with a recipe from Sunday’s Chronicle (pork tenderloin with grapefruit and greens). The screen is even grubbier than most iPads, sporting olive oil and other cooking gunk, a sign of the machine’s integration into my daily routine (the Epicurious recipe app, Epi, is very cool, too).

Many days it replaces the MacBook Air in my backpack, a surprisingly welcome loss of one pound. Despite the billing as a media consumption device, it’s pretty good at media creation as well, as long as we’re talking text, as in blog posts. We are working on a way, using a wireless Eye Fi Card to get around iPad’s shortcomings in the pixel arena.

I even use it when I’m working at my desktop – even with 2 monitors, it’s handy to leave the email client running on the iPad, freeing screen real estate, and allowing me to focus on the task at hand. Pretty much anywhere I have a lap or tabletop – and WiFi – available, the iPad is now a player…


About Chris Gulker

Chris Gulker, a self-described Infuential Blogger, lived in Menlo Park, California with spouse Linda. He passed away in late October 2010.
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One Response to Integrated

  1. Dale Holmgren says:

    Thank you Chris for the nice writeup you did on my brother Bob in InMenlo.

    He recently bought an Ipad himself and is as taken with it as you are.

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