iPad frenzy!

This post will have very little to do with the iPad. I can’t get one in Sing yet and I will be waiting till I can. If you want to read more about the iPad check out this article from GigaOM. I think it is a good take on how the iPad will change computing – simple as that.

Was hanging with some friends last night chilling, talking and socializing – something people just don’t do enough of these days. Hardly any of us was checking our phones, blackberries or devices of taste. We are all in tech but I think we choose to turn it off when it makes sense so. Usually that is never enough but such is life in this fast paced world.

Lawrence_of_Arabia_Brough_Superior_gifI am always interested in vintage stuff and offline experiences. Motorcycles are a good example of that for me – I gear up, go on a long ride and just unhook from the wired world. I was strolling through my FT Weekend yesterday and came across this article about a guy reviving the Brough Superior motorcycle. For those who may not know what this bike is – might try watching Lawrence of Arabia – this is the bike the real T.E. Lawrence rode.

Well it seems a team of folks are recreating Brough Superior bikes to their original look and feel but with new technology. They are touring with some show bikes and these things look amazing. I could imagine that the coolest adventure in the world would be to buy one and go around the world. Heaven on earth for me.

Instead I will go back to tech product design, daydreaming about my BMW in Bangkok and be happy to be alive.

🙂

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2 thoughts on “iPad frenzy!

  1. Shanan

    Good times last night! I'm finding myself struggling to at once respect the potential that the iPad has (“it's like holding the internet and it's media in your hands”) with my desire to be able to disconnect with these things. As discussed in that conversation last night, technology is only valuable when it improves the quality of your life in the real world (right). Let's hope the iPad doesn't suck more of my time from being able to enjoy the real world.

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  2. Michael F. Smith Jr.

    thanks for the comment!last night was great – loving the conversations and facetime.Yes – it is a fine line but like right now I am watching a movie on my laptop – seems the couch might be better with the iPad. Who knows.The other thing that is a fine line is gadgets, say a BB, that allow you to stay connected for work but you could be on a beach – in Bali.All shades of gray thinly sliced with double-edged swords…:)

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