iPad Is Changing Life

iPad is surely making into life of everyday home, and slowly due to its never ending out of stock position. Some are using it as a new category of device at home while others are replacing their desktop and notebook with it. A recent March 2010 Alphawise survey found that 44% respondents would purchase an iPad instead of a notebook.

We find [this blog post “What iPads Did To My Family”](http://chucksblog.emc.com/chucks_blog/2010/05/what-ipads-did-to-my-family.html) interesting:

I don’t think I’ll be buying any more desktops going forward. I don’t think I’ll even be buying any more laptops going forward.

They’ve all been largely obsoleted (at least at my home) by a sleek $499 device that doesn’t really have any right to be called a “computer” in the traditional sense.

Sure, there’s a handful of tasks that I still would prefer a real computer, but — amazingly — that list has now shrunk dramatically. In less than a week.

The members of my family immediately gravitated to the new shiny thing — no prompting, no encouragement, no migration, etc. They are drawn to it like a moth to flame.

I now have this strange love/hate relationship with Apple. And I think it won’t be long before I’m forced to make another trip back to the Apple store.

It is published in EMC’s official blog site and is written by its VP Global Marketing CTO Chuck Hollies.