Got yer Gi-pod?
My 12 year old has given me some interesting perspective recently on gadgets. I was at her school yesterday attending rehearsals for the Talent Show the parents have organized at her school and observed how many 11-14 year old kids have the i-pod touch. She said that it was a pretty common gadget and yet also commented how many of them were broken or damaged – seems they are not rugged enough for young ones. Why these kids need such skookum devices, I don’t know. Apparently so they can all play Taylor Swift music at lunch. But my kid said “I don’t think they’re worth it”.
This morning she coined the term “Gi-pod” for the i-Pad, as she sees it as a giant i-pod. I thought that was kind of funny. It really is a bit of a gi-pod, sizzle and style. I don’t have one, and while I love the idea of a tablet computer, I also read David Truss’ post, which kind of resonated with me. So, jury is out for me, still. Plus, I am not willing to join the apple collective.