I saw this earlier today in a post on The Loop by Peter Cohen, whose one word response is probably all that was necessary on the subject. But I can’t help but wonder where the heck the New York Times picks up clowns like Nick Bilton.
The iPad, for all its glory, suffers from one very distinct flaw: It’s very difficult to use for creation. The keyboard on the screen, although pretty to look at, is abysmal for typing anything over 140 characters. There isn’t a built-in pen for note-taking, either. Of course all of this is intentional by Apple. Although there are hundreds of third party products available, Apple doesn’t seem to want the iPad to be a creator, but more of a consumer.
No content creation? Seriously? On what planet?
“Paper of record”? Not anymore…