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Feb 08, 2012
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The Chimerist is a new Tumblr about the joys of the iPad, run by Maud Newton and Laura Miller—“two literary types who love books and technology and who think it’s facile to regard them as enemies.”

Looking forward to following along because I still haven’t found just the right spot for the iPad in my life. I spend most of my time on my iPhone, my Kindle, and my Macbook Pro. (In that order.)

Currently, my wife is using the Netflix app to watch old episodes of Gossip Girl in the studio. We also use the Rdio app w/ our Airport Express to listen to music.

I get the most use out of it for presentations—I make my slides in Keynote w/ a stylus, make sure the venue has a VGA input on the projector, show up with my VGA adapter, and I’m good to go. The screen mirroring means I can also close out of Keynote, fire up a drawing app, and draw live for an audience. Never had a single problem.

I love the Instapaper app, but I still find blogging on the iPad tedious.

One thing I do that’s kind of weird — I take pictures of magazine articles on my iPhone at the library (cheap man’s photocopier), organize them into an album, then I use the camera connector kit to transfer them to the iPad for reading.

I experimented with drawing in Adobe Ideas during a conference, with mixed results.

I also used to make blackout poems w/ Brushes and the NYTimes app.

I’m thinking when I go on book tour this spring I’ll get a ton of use out of it, as I don’t plan on bringing a laptop. (I just downgraded to an awesome TimBuk2 bag, and I want to stay super-portable.)

The Chimerist is a new Tumblr about the joys of the iPad, run by Maud Newton and Laura Miller—“two literary types who love books and technology and who think it’s facile to regard them as enemies.”

Looking forward to following along because I still haven’t found just the right spot for the iPad in my life. I spend most of my time on my iPhone, my Kindle, and my Macbook Pro. (In that order.)

Currently, my wife is using the Netflix app to watch old episodes of Gossip Girl in the studio. We also use the Rdio app w/ our Airport Express to listen to music.

I get the most use out of it for presentations—I make my slides in Keynote w/ a stylus, make sure the venue has a VGA input on the projector, show up with my VGA adapter, and I’m good to go. The screen mirroring means I can also close out of Keynote, fire up a drawing app, and draw live for an audience. Never had a single problem.

I love the Instapaper app, but I still find blogging on the iPad tedious.

One thing I do that’s kind of weird — I take pictures of magazine articles on my iPhone at the library (cheap man’s photocopier), organize them into an album, then I use the camera connector kit to transfer them to the iPad for reading.

I experimented with drawing in Adobe Ideas during a conference, with mixed results.

I also used to make blackout poems w/ Brushes and the NYTimes app.

I’m thinking when I go on book tour this spring I’ll get a ton of use out of it, as I don’t plan on bringing a laptop. (I just downgraded to an awesome TimBuk2 bag, and I want to stay super-portable.)

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