Librarians take on the iPad

July 24, 2010

Since its much-hyped introduction a few months ago, Apple has sold just over 3 million of the touch screen devices, with several more countries seeing them for the first time just today. Rumors abound regarding the form factor/pricing/features of the waiting-in-the wings competition. The game’s afoot!

Meanwhile, what do librarians think of the usefulness of said device? Check here for a few thoughts from some clever librarians.

My rule of thumb concerning Apple products is to hold off until the second generation: more features and refinements, fewer issues, more 3rd party software choices, and lower cost. But these things are tempting, very tempting. We’ll see.