They’re everywhere nowadays: iPad believers. It has become not only a private but more and more a true business cult. Not just because of their religious beliefs in the Power of the iPad, but they also are true missioners with their cute little tablets. Every meeting they show their iPad with great proud and shining eyes. Even project plans and strategies are stored in their iPad. Not to mention all their private pictures and video’s, all kind of newspapers en magazines, numbers of application for their own children and wifes. The iPad is more than a laptop it is crucial piece of equipment for the whole household. Besides that the iPad missioners present their cute little tablets like serious work.
With their black, thin tool, and lots of applications, needing the functionality of these applications or not, they create a language of their own: “Apple talk”. The more “apps”, downloaded with “iTunes” the more educated and intelligent the iPad missioner tries to look. And some people are seriously intimidated by it. If you’re capable of using this great number of apps pretending you need them all, it must be good.
It is like the famous Ministry of Silly Walks where everybody is acting incredibly silly, yet no one sees it’s silly. Everybody must use this incredible usefull piece of technology and it is taken seriously! The real benefits of the iPad can be found here.
When you say you don’t understand the use of this tool, you can’t even make a phonecall with it, they cannot hide their disgust. They look up, trying to find more proof of a lack of intelligence. If someone else is not able to understand the true benefits of using this blackbord like, flat thing, there must be something wrong with the sceptic. Of course it has nothing to do with their cute little tablet.
I said the iPad missioners are religious. This also means there is an in crowd. And, of course an out crowd. As soon as you’ve mastered the secret coding and have shown proof of your ability to use this cute little tablet, you’re in. They seriously think it is very, very professional to use this excuse for a laptop and present it as aserious tool. Right.
The easiest way to avoid painful confrontations with iPad missioners is to have a look at their cute little tool like you’re really interested in how they take benefit of this tool. Nod, put a friendly little smile on your face and nod again. And ignore the cute little thing after that. No one will notice.
This blog is shameless stolen from Arjen Droog, he is great believer. Hee Stolen? uhmmmmm I am a Microsoft user, don’t blame me for that…..Oh, and by the way, there is a rumor going that some people make mindmaps on their iPad.
PS: maybe this will help:
(in Englisch: sorry I am playing with my new iPad, Im not yet used to it)