Since the shattering of the screen on my iPad 2 I haven’t used it, that is, I’ve hardly used it. It does still work, but parts of the screen aren’t too nice to touch as the glass is broken. Hence, I haven’t used it. My plan was (is) to put a screen protector on it to effectively protect my fingers from the sharp edges, but actually getting hold of a screen protector has been amazingly difficult.
Anyway, what’s been interesting has been not using it. I do miss it. That’s for sure. But not nearly as much as I thought I would miss it. In fact, what I miss most are the ideas / experiments that I had planned that involved it that I can’t now carry out. Although hopefully I will be able to very soon.
It has also made me question getting an Android tablet. I’d almost decided on an Android 3.2 tablet, but then didn’t buy it. I couldn’t decide what I would actually do with it, which was a problem really, and it doesn’t make too much sense to spend a few hundred pounds on something you’re not sure you’ll use. So I didn’t buy it, and I’m not sure that I will at all now.
In some ways it’s made me reassess a lot of tech and my wishlist for gadgets too. However, that may change when I get it workable again, or indeed if the iPad 3 comes out any time soon.
I bought this on my last trip to the Science Museum as it looked really good. I was wrong, it was even better than I expected. All the templates are on the CD in printable and editable formats so you can do a lot with these robot models to really make them your own. I’m looking forward to making a few soon.
More messing around with Mixtikl again, and tweeting the odd mix too. Interesting to get back into this app and start to do a few things that are a little more complex. It’s the kind of music app that satisfies on all levels. You can generate something immediate using the random function, or spend as much time as you like to create something completely unique.