The other day a friend asked me a question which I’m sure quite a few people are asking. Is the iPad worth it? To get the top-of-the-line model will cost you a pretty penny, almost the same cost as a notebook computer so shouldn’t we invest the money into getting a full-blown computer rather than the iPad. I suppose you need to ask yourself the all important question – what will I be using it for? Too often we ask ourselves the wrong question so naturally we get the wrong answers. Which is more powerful, the iPad or a notebook computer? Obviously the later. Which is lighter? The iPad without question. But when I talk to most people about their computing needs most people say “I want to use the Internet, send emails, do chat and maybe some other stuff.” It’s the “other stuff” that we really need to consider. Most people simply use their computers for the Internet and email. It’s what I spend about 90% of my time on and I consider myself rather computer savvy. So what would I buy today? Without question – an iPad. They’re the future of computers. Apps give us access to knowledge without all the hastle of search. If we want to track where we walk – there’s an app for that. If you need GPS for your car. There’s an app for that. There are more and more apps every day which does make choosing the right one slightly time consuming but once it’s done, it’s done. No more messing around. It’s ready for you seconds after you turn on the screen. So now let me ask you, what do you need?
Questions guide answers. Ask your teacher a question and they are almost forced to answer it before doing anything else. Ask yourself a question and you’ll search for the answer. By asking better quality questions we get better answers.