Jun 25 2010

iPad Lust and Clash with Ideology

Published by at 5:23 pm under technology stewardship,tools

I have been wanting an iPad for my graphic recording work but I just haven’t given in. (I’m also debating various ebook readers to cut down on paper. I have a book habit.) But I keep getting uncomfortable. George Siemens sums it up for me.

However, for those committed to openness, the iPad forces a clash between technolust and ideology. Perhaps we need a self-help group for people in a state of cognitive dissonance due to the impressive Apple technology, but less impressive stance on openness and end user control.

via elearnspace › iPad. Yes, it’s rather good.

5 responses so far

5 Responses to “iPad Lust and Clash with Ideology”

  1. Ron Kolleron 30 Jun 2010 at 7:21 am

    Nancy, you definitely need to dive in and get an iPad. I’m a change management consultant and soon to be online professor. I use Simple Mind Express to mind map conversations I have with clients after they have done a bit of talking. Their draws drop when they see the mind map instantly appear on the iPad.

    Their shoulders go back a bit and they sit up a little higher. Their reaction is that they feel important because you’ve created a high credibility looking model from their thoughts and ideas.

    It’s a win-win. The app is free, but the software will cost you to edit online. I just export as jpg’s so I’ve not really felt the need to buy it. You can see more here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/simplemind-xpress-mindmapping/id305727658?mt=8

    Keep up the good work on online facilitation. Real people are reading you!!

    Best regards,

    Ron
    http://www.changemanagementresources.com

  2. Nancy Whiteon 30 Jun 2010 at 10:05 am

    First, Ron, you made my day when you wrote “Real people are reading you.” I could not wish for anything more. Thank you.

    Second…dang, I’m tempted. I may wait for the next generation. Ah, the seduction of technology!

  3. ed hardy bagson 08 Jul 2010 at 5:01 am

    I use Simple Mind Express to mind map conversations I have with clients after they have done a bit of talking. Their draws drop when they see the mind map instantly appear on the iPad.Their shoulders go back a bit and they sit up a little higher. Their reaction is that they feel important because you’ve created a high credibility looking model from their thoughts and ideas.

  4. Miguelon 25 Jul 2010 at 9:06 am

    Hi Nancy,

    don’t wait, it’ll just get a new camera. And you’ll miss the whole exploration phase :-).

    Best regards,

    Miguel (writing on an iPad).

  5. Geoff Brownon 27 Jul 2010 at 5:50 am

    I too have been grappling with the same question – the lure of paperless drawing has me weak at the knees … the lust of buying/owning/disposing of yet another toxic gadget makes me feel uneasy. Geoff

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