I sent in the page proofs for How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog this week, and by way of celebration, I went out and helped boost the economy by buying some consumer electronics:
Yes, I now have an iPad. Just one with wi-fi, not the 3G version, because we already send Verizon enough money, and if I need instant access to my email absolutely anywhere, I’ve got an Android phone. But I like shiny things, and this is pretty darn shiny (even if I’m hampered by it needing an immediate software update that’s taking six hours).
Anyway, I have a few ideas about what to put on this, and SteelyKid definitely has some ideas about what to put on it (one of her first requests on seeing it was “Let’s play Angry Birds!” She had to settle for playing it on my phone, because it hadn’t finished downloading). But I know there are plenty of people reading this who have had one of these for way longer than I have, so: What are the must-have apps that I need to maximize the shininess of the new gadget?