I continually see advertisements for “the Holster Pad” on facebook. Initially, I thought this was a joke, another jab at the ubiquity of touch devices. No, it is real.
There are a lot of practical applications for using an iPad in a business and educational settings. However, I cannot imagine having to have one on your person at all times. This is not to mention how unbelievably uncomfortable and awkward this must be to use.
My iPad was purchased under the guise of “this will help me catch up on journal reading and allow me to write anywhere at anytime.” No it will not Nicholas of the past, it will end up being a huge waste of time (NYT’s crossword app is amazing). Granted, for reading, iPads are great but you can get an e-reader for a whole lot less money. Additionally iPads are designed for people to consume things, not create. Yes, there is a Google Drive application for iPad (and it works great) but I would rather use my computer with my comfy keyboard for document creation.
I have experimented with roving reference in the past, but even then I would not use the “Holster Pad.” This is just ridiculous.