1. My “had an iPad for 8 days” review of apps that are must haves …

    Yeah, I know … somebody is late to the party … also, seriously, 8 days?

    It surprises people that as a versed IT consultant, geek, academic and self-confessed gadget junky that I didn’t buy the first or even second generation iPad.

    The initial release just didn’t do it for me … basically, it was an iPhone in a larger format and without the phone function. The second gen version, once again, failed to add any real argument for buying it. In fact, Android tablets have been making a far better argument for the tablet over the notebook.

    That said, a friend gave me his iPad 2 to use for just over a week. I am now about to purchase one.

    Let’s take a step back.

    [continued at xntrek's posterous]