02 November 2014
I have (finally) entered the “mobile” computing universe. Connie, my wife, gave me an early Xmas present a while back, so I am now the proud owner of an Apple iPad. Perhaps I should say “a confused owner”.
Yes, I can use the iPad for fundamental stuff, such as creating this blog entry and doing email, but the”other” capabilities of mobile computing have caused much confusing and frustration over the past few weeks.
First of all, I had to go through three updates of my “Big” computer (an Apple iMac) in order to set up the media syncing between the iMac and the iPad (which still doesn’t work) and other capabilities that simply don’t work quite right. You may have noticed there is no photo in this blog entry – that’s because I have yet to figure out how to send photos from my huge collection in the iMac to this iPad.
I hasen to point out that I am not completely in the dark ragarding things computational, having written my first computer program in 1957 for an IBM RAMAC computer, which was one of the first commercial computers to use disk storage. My career had many twists, turns, peaks, and valleys before I retired from IBM June 1, 1987 – but that’s a story for another day.
Be that as it may, I am looking forward to learning about using this iPad for a variety of applications. One thing I am considering is starting a new blog about computers in general, and my learning experiences with the iPad in particular – of course, all blog entries will be created on this iPad.