Has anyone got themselves an iPad yet, and if so why?
I can't help thinking that there must be a good business use for one, but I just can't think of £500-worth of good idea to justify getting my credit card out!
And anyway, isn't it just a fat iPhone? I saw a US visitor the other day with his iPad and was disappointed to discover how much smaller it is than an A4 page, which is more I was expecting. At that size it would have made a brilliant device to carry all my sheet music around on, but at 9 1/2 by 7 1/2 inches it's just too small to read stuff from a distance or without needing to scroll up and down (difficult if you're playing a musical instrument).
So let's hear what you think - does it have a place in the mobile professional's briefcase or not?
About Nigel Harris
I'm a partner with Burton Sweet, chartered accountants & business advisers, and run the Shepton Mallet office down in beautiful Somerset. Despite the name, Shepton Mallet is actually the home of Glastonbury Festival! I trained in audit and corporate tax with Grant Thornton and came to my current position in 1991 via small local practices and a stint with a training consortium.
I have the distinction of being one of the original members of the AccountingWEB editorial team, having been a freelance writer here for a year or so before John Stockdyk joined!