Why I’m Buying a Kindle and NOT an Ipad
For years I was the only “well known” information marketer who had a MAC. I used to get a lot of grief. Now, all of the OTHER folks are following suit and following my lead. Nice. Too bad I didn’t buy stock when I bought my first Apple computer. Don’t remind me!
So, as an obvious Apple devotee, why am I am about to take delivery (hopefully tomorrow) of my new Kindle? Seems odd for a MAC guy, right?
Not really. Here are my reasons.
First, I already have a nice Macbook Pro. I use this computer even at home. Unless I’m working on editing videos, I sit the notebook on my lap, like I am now and use it. My desktop is used for video editing for the most part. So, I really don’t need the functions that the Ipad has OTHER than the ebook reader.
Given that I would only be using the Ipad for reading ebooks, for the most part, it seems like overkill.
I do a lot of reading. It’s very easy for me to justify having a separate device JUST for reading. It is lighter and more compact than the Ipad. I can easily see traveling with both my MacBook Pro AND the new Kindle. I could NOT see traveling with both my Ipad AND the notebook.
Here’s my plan. IF I ever do get an Ipad, I will buy one AFTER it has a good camera on it. This will allow me to use Ichat when I travel. IF they do that, I MIGHT not bring my Laptop on short trips. And, if I get an Ipad, I will have to get an external keyboard as I would hate having to type on, what is essentially, a large Iphone screen. I know I wouldn’t like it.
So for information marketers, why is this information important?
I see the need for you to take any and every book that you have and create a Kindle version of it. It’s probably wise to ALSO create an Ipad version, but I wouldn’t make it AS high a priority as the Kindle one.
There you have it! What do YOU think? Ideas? Comments? Suggestions??