I had to take my macbook to the apple store (they wouldn’t fix it) and got to try out the iPad for the first time.

And my thoughts? I didn’t like it.

Basically there are two major problems that have to be addressed before it’s usable in even the most basic ways.

1. SHINE!

I know this will be solved when it’s not in a store where every surface is lit up, but I couldn’t get a single picture that wasn’t glowing like the sun.

yes, that is rockband, and it works really well. Although every instrument feels like playing the drums.

2. NO FLASH!

At first I didn’t think this was going to be that big of a deal, but I went to my own site just to try it out and none of my videos would load.

If I were to have one of these it would be to watch podcast and run gameshows, both of witch need flash to function and that means this thing is worthless.

I still have high hopes for the machine though, You tube still runs so my newest video would play and it looked fantastic.

combine that with touch response and there’s a lot you can do with a tool like this.

but I’m sad to say it’s not ready yet, I’ll have to wait for the second gen at least before I get one.