so as a friend put it, I have 'With one bound, ... leapfrogged into high coolness. How wonderful that must feel:- )'
I can't quite remember why I went for it in the end - ah, yes, I remember now - I'm slightly embarrassed to say, since I claim not to go for 'deals' - but my paper Guardian (also a deal) told me I had free Guardian iPad for 3 months - and this catalysed me to 'got for it' - along with the fact that Graham Wakley, who has been helping me out with my IT was around to help me figure out how to get it going... - on top of the set up that Apple usefully do on purchase.
they always ask 'you' what you want to use something you're going to buy, and I don't always know - that's part of the adventure of buying it - when it's new technology like this. I guess I wanted to see what the Guardian looked like - in fact, a bit of a disappointment because it looked just like the Guardian paper version, not fitting very well into an iPad. However, I have discovered that the online Guardian itself is quite good, and worth a look - with more of the links to videos etc that I had been expecting of the 'offer'.
apart from that - I find it very handy just to check what email has come in - not necessarily to work on it, because I find the touch pad a bit fiddly to operate.
- what I have really found useful is the listen again TV - and I have just spent today watching lots of Shirlock - how brilliantly it has been done (thanks, Graham, for the tip).
- I'll report back in a while to say how I'm progressing, and what I have found out as time goes on.
all for now, c.