Apple’s iPad, DO I NEED THIS THING?

Yesterday, Steve Jobs introduced his latest and greatest innovation to the world. The iPad. Yeah! Christmas is finally here!

After watching the keynote speech I was left wondering, do I need this thing? Maybe the recession has brought out my frugal side. Hey, wait a minute, I don’t have a frugal side! My wife and I have seven iPods, Four Mac computers and an iPhone between us. We need a Mac Museum.

I need to talk myself down off the ledge. This is what the conversation in my head sounded like yesterday.

FRUGAL SELF
What do you need that for?

ME
Look at it.

FURGAL SELF
It just looks like a big iPod Touch to me.

ME
It’s beautiful!

FRUGAL SELF
It’s 500 BUCKS!

ME
It’s $499. and I can put all my books on there.
I can display them on a virtual bookshelf like the trophies they are.

FRUGAL SELF
You haven’t even read all the books you have now.
For $500. you could almost buy two Kindles.

ME
Kindle? That thing looks like an Atari 1000 next to this thing.
With the iPad,I could surf the internet,
write email, listen to music, write notes, play games…

FRUGAL SELF
Your MacBook does all of those things.

ME
I could feel like one of the ship’s officers
on the flight deck of the Starship Enterprise.

FRUGAL SELF
You might feel like an ass
after spending that much money
on an oversized iPod Touch.

ME
It does look like an iPod Touch doesn’t it?

FRUGAL SELF
Or half an MacBook Air.

ME
But, I’ve been waiting for this thing for a whole year!

FRUGAL SELF
Wait another year and Jobs will come out
with another one that has twice as much memory
for half the price.

ME
I can’t wait that long.
I need an e-book reader.
It’s part of my plan to de-clutter.

FRUGAL SELF
De-clutter, what, your wallet?

ME
Shut up! I’m not listening. LA LA LA LA LA!
I want this. I want it. I want to live in the future.

FRUGAL SELF
What if you sent that money to Haiti?

ME

FRUGAL SELF

ME


I don’t need an iPad.

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One thought on “Apple’s iPad, DO I NEED THIS THING?

  1. LT says:

    LOL this was exactly my internal dialogue, except I ended at “I need an iPad!”

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