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Re: EE Times Week in Review Online Chat: Single-Board Computers for Under $100
Max The Magnificent   8/23/2013 1:22:38 PM
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@EE,etc.: I am not a pro-apple person as i don't think apple products are really designed for Engineers...

Generally speaking I agree with this -- there are some interesting ways in which the iPad can be used as an oscilloscope or a logic analyzer or ... and there are some interesting applications ... but generally speaking I regard the iPad as a content consuming/display devuce rather than a content generation device.

Having said this, I always have my iPad with me at home for it's ability to wander aroudn with me and th efact that it's "instant on" -- I'm constantly using it to check up on fact and things -- I'm going to be using it to play an audio book while I'm on a road trip tomorrow ... and I love having access to all of the iPad apps



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