iPad iLove

My last Apple Tablet comic (for a while). Just had to get these outta my system. That said, I think the new tablet’s pretty sweet. I certainly hope it opens the market back up for print comics, which have been suffering for years.

-Krishna

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Krishna Sadasivam creates custom comics and illustrations for organizations, magazines and companies. A champion of comics advocacy, Krishna speaks, blogs, and writes articles on illustration and sequential arts techniques and the importance of the comics medium in both education and brand awareness. His clients have included Microsoft, Mashable, Other World Computing and EE Times. His work has been featured on many notable websites, including TechCrunch, Gizmodo and CNET. His portfolio can be found at krishnadraws.com.

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  • ChrisReply
    January 28, 2010 at 1:13 am

    I don’t know I can see a place for it and I’d even like to use one. If somebody gave me one I wouldn’t refuse, but I’m not swooning for it like I did the iPhone. I still think a laptop will be a better choice for me. Though with a keyboard doc it’s slightly more likable.

    I guess only time will tell how people start using it. Maybe I’ll like the 2nd gen much better.

    • krishnaReply
      January 28, 2010 at 6:39 am

      I was really hoping that the device would come with a stylus where one could sketch using the tablet. If it had a decent resolution and pressure sensitivity, it could have been a Cintiq killer. Right now, I’m just on the sidelines, watching how 3rd development plays out.

      • AaronReply
        January 28, 2010 at 7:01 am

        You can’t mention the S word. Dontcha know resistive touch screens are taboo ever since the iTouch came out?

        FWIW I think there is a market for both types of screens which is why stylus input devices have been so popular in medical and electrical workplaces. Maybe instead of a tablet you might instead dream of a canvas running microsoft surface…

  • timelawdReply
    January 28, 2010 at 1:37 am

    have a look here:
    http://neocnus.wordpress.com/2010/01/27/i-dont-care/

  • Mathew JenkinsonReply
    January 28, 2010 at 3:47 am

    You should write a PCWeenies app to display all ur comics on the ipad.

    • krishnaReply
      January 28, 2010 at 6:37 am

      iApp development is something I want to learn this year, and I think the idea you proposed is a good one, Mathew.

  • ZeeReply
    January 28, 2010 at 6:18 am

    Really? You like it? I would rate it as the biggest dissapoinment since the Apple boombox or whatever that thing was called.

    • krishnaReply
      January 28, 2010 at 6:34 am

      For what it is, I think it’s a good start. That doesn’t mean I’m going to buy one. It’s priced a few dollars more than a Kindle (though I expect the Kindle to drop its pricing really soon now). I think adding a camera would be a worthwhile feature. I guess I’m optimistic. If nothing else, I hope that other companies will innovate and trump Apple. (Competition is a good thing, right?)

      • ZeeReply
        January 28, 2010 at 8:13 am

        I’m more worried it’s going to fail and then kill the tablet sector because everyone will say “apple tried it and failed”. Then we’ll go another 10 years before it’s tried again.

    • JimReply
      January 29, 2010 at 1:52 pm

      What (exactly) are you disappointed in with the iPad? I think many people are disappointed that it didn’t fulfill their wildest fantasies of what a tablet computer could be. (And thus they are actually disappointed in themselves for dreaming the impossible dream.)

      By and large, it’s pretty much just what I expected. I anticipated something more like the Lenovo U1 Hybrid convertiblelaptop/tablet — I wanted something with the tablet strengths *and* the ability to run Photoshop and Dreamweaver in some capacity — and I’m boggled that it doesn’t have a webcam. The first, I’ll trade off gladly for the price being under $1000.

      Overall, satisfied and wanting one (but will wait until my own August birthday).

  • Blaine MooreReply
    January 28, 2010 at 8:13 am

    I don’t plan on getting one. I wanted a Windows Tablet for a while but couldn’t justify the price because I like the ability to actually write on the surface and have my handwriting recognized and converted to text. That way I could split typing and hand writing things and reduce carpal tunnel.

    The form factor is nice, and if I didn’t have a laptop I might consider it, but for what it offers I don’t see any real need for myself. We’ll see what the next generation brings about.

  • Kevin RubinReply
    January 28, 2010 at 9:15 am

    My wife’s been asking me for about a year or so now “do you know what you want for your birthday?” for the birthday that just went by this past August, and I’ve been saying “I don’t know”.

    Now I know. I think it looks like a fun, new toy.

    Of course, now to keep it a secret from her nephew, or he’ll be distracted looking at Apple’s website for months and never study for his XII standard exams…

  • RickReply
    January 29, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    I’m very disappointed in the iPad. It’s just a jumbo iPod Touch. I was hoping for a tablet Mac, not a stupid music/video player tied into iTunes Store and limiting choice of programs to what Apple allows to be sold (not to mention requiring development in Cocoa – yechh). It wouldn’t even be a good organizer. Yes, I have looked into third-party PDA software for the iPhone/iPod Touch – it’s all crap. And this from the company that produced the Newton. (sigh)

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