|All my phones, from 1995 to 2013|
If I have sufficient motivation, I may go for a 3-4 mile walk, in which case, I'll unplug that phone, and pop in some earphones for my walk, periodically checking the screen for mail, messages, and to change what I'm listening to. Back home at last, I put the phone back on the PC to charge, get cleaned up, and head to the family room, where I have a 60" DLP HDTV. Off to one side, is my MacBook Pro 15", which will migrate to my lap, to the arm of the couch and back again for as long as I watch whatever I have on the big TV.
|This screen lost its marbles last month, so I upgraded|
to a newer MacBook Pro
You'd think that when I head to the john, I'd be free of screens. But no. I have a cheapie Andoid 4.0 tablet, bought mostly as a reader, and I'll sometimes take it to the loo to play Scramble or Words With Friends. But because the tablet is so slow, I'm more likely to just take the phone in there for the same purpose. Through all of this time at home, The Other Half is using his own screens (if not sharing mine), and will sit in his own office on his 21" flat panel on his PC, or lay in bed, watching the 39" HDTV we have in there.
|The screen in my car|
|Doesn't this amount to a less functional version|
of my MacBook Pro?
So, really. How can I justify buying an iPad? I'm never away from a screen, or computing device. And while an iPad would undoubtedly take up less room than my MacBook Pro, I use that puppy. I'm a touch-typist, and use graphics programs, both things better suited to a full-fledged computer. Whichever new phone I get, its near-tablet size will be much larger than my current phone. Other than "I want one," what possible justification do I have for getting an iPad?
Does "because I want one" justify spending hundreds of dollars for a toy? I'll give Apple this much: they have a talent for inventing expensive items you never needed, but really, really want.