iPad – I wouldn’t wipe my a**e with one

Posted on May 29, 2012

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Wonderful little ‘review’ in the April/May edition of the NUJ’s theJournalist. A short piece on p29 looks at advances in mobile computing, eventually comparing a good old notebook and pen to an iPad.

Michael Cross writes: “It’ll be a long time before I dispense with my paper notebook, though. Its value was brought home to me a couple of years ago in Addis Ababa when my digestive system spectacularly let me down a few minutes before I was due to interview the prime minister. Even in the presidential palace there was no toilet paper but a few sheets of my trusty Ryman 120-page helped to clear up the mess.

“Try doing that with an iPad.”

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