That’s what John Swansburg says in this article in Slate. He tells us why and then asks his fellow writers to convince him of why he should love it. It’s very cute and there is, in my opinion, a lot of truth in what he says. I have an iPad and I guess I would re-write the headline as: I hate my iPad on Tuesday, but then love it on Wednesday. Here’s a snippet:
I admit that I bought my iPad for the wrong reasons. I got one because it seemed like everyone I knew had gotten one for Christmas and, well, I felt left out. I didn’t think about how it would fit in with the gadgets I already owned (laptop, Kindle, iPhone), and I didn’t borrow a friend’s and take it on a test drive. Now I just feel annoyed, having spent $600 on a device that hasn’t done anything to improve my life. A salad spinner would have been a better investment, and I don’t even eat that much salad. …
Vexed by these shortcomings, I turned to my Slate colleagues, many of whom are enthusiastic supporters of the device. I hoped they could explain the tablet’s appeal. Here’s the e-mail thread that ensued:
Me: I hate my iPad. What am I doing wrong?