The iPad Is A Consumption Device

ignore the code: iPad: A Consumption Device, After All? by Lukas Mathis

Right now, for most of its users, the iPad is a consumption device. It’s not a PC replacement, and it’s not much better than a phone for gaming or watching movies or reading. That puts it into an awkward position. But it doesn’t have to be. There’s no reason the iPad couldn’t replace most PCs in people’s homes, and be better than those PCs at most tasks for which people currently use PCs. No reason — except for Apple’s lack of willingness to make the iPad into that device.

With the exception of the statement about the iPhone being better for watching movies or reading1, I agree with what Lukas has written. After a few years of using it as a productivity tool, I have started using it mostly for casual reading and minor photo editing.

  1. Most of the people making statement are young and have fracking idea how hard it is for someone over 40 to read the tiny text on an iPhone. No idea! 

Rabbit Hole

Too much on my plate. Learning to say no. Helping people. Doing things that aren’t in line with your creative path.  These are all things that need to be addressed in my life and I’m guessing in yours as well.Lauri Novak Photography

I’ve been at Level 11 in the Arcanum since May. I just need to take 10 new images and complete a critique to level up. But … it seems the summer is almost over and I barely have 9 images to share with my master. To be fair, I had major project kick off in May that is only now nearing completion and I started an online course toward another industry certification (I’m in computer security) that I hope will help me land new work and I am the program manager for a local computer group and …. yeah. You get the point.

Working Both Creatively And Productively


I'm probably not taking a huge risk in thinking you'd like to be more productive and more creative. Unfortunately the two seem to be at odds. What you do to increase productivity makes it harder to be creative and the things you do to be more creative often make you less productive. Working Both Creatively And Productively

Tracking hours, invoicing, paying business bills and quarterly taxes -- these tasks keep me productive but allow little time for continuing to learn and develop my craft. For the next three months, however, I'll have to find a way to do both. I am in training for the offensive security certified professional certification.