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Nebulas and iPads
tech failure
Today was a harder day in the page mines than yesterday, but I'm still going strong. Have actual hope of finished novel by deadline, which I really did not have on Monday.

Surfacing to say two things, since I need a break.

1: Re: the iPad. I did not look at my iPhone and say: if this thing didn't make calls or take pictures and were NINE TIMES BIGGER it would be perfect! Nor do I have no idea why anyone would call this a Kindle-killer, since it isn't e-ink, and I've been able to read e-books on my laptop complete with headache for some time. It certainly isn't going to OMG destroy publishing. I'm an Apple user, but I have utterly no need for this. And it occurred to me in a blinding flash today that I don't think any product advertised as a _______-killer has ever even come close to killing anything. Much like my cat.

2. If you are a SFWA member making your final Nebula selections, please do consider The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland for the Andre Norton award. It's making a pretty good showing right now, but just a few votes would make the difference. Thank you for thinking about it, whatever you choose.

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I suspect that the iPad is going for the netbook market, but that will all depend on what the price is.

I haven't been following this, but my boyfriend has and according to him it STARTS at $200 more than a Netbook and has much less memory. If that's the case I don't see how that's any competition. Seems like Apple's trying to create something for a market that doesn't exist.

At the moment, it's way high. And doesn't do a lot of the things a netbook does.

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