Author Susan Orlean on Life With an iPad

Susan Orlean, staff writer at The New Yorker, and author of The Orchid Thief and an upcoming biography of dog movie star Rin Tin Tin, was interviewed by Macworld about her first month using an iPad:

It was great. I got the 3G model. Driving down to [New York City for a flight], which is two hours for me, I was able to use it the whole time. I wasn’t driving. I was being driven, I should say…

I was already feeling sort of very braggy, thinking, “Oh, this is awesome.” Two hours of wasted time that I can now use, which was great. I didn’t have to take it out of my luggage, which I loved.

Not that it’s a big deal, but flying is such a pain in the neck now that anything that you can eliminate as far as the headache of going through security is wonderful. The fact that I didn’t have to give the battery one moment of thought on the plane was great. And that it was light and it just was great.

And the fact that I have on it my whole iTunes library. I didn’t download any movies. I could have and I wish I had because they didn’t have any on the plane. But I was really happy. And I worked in my hotel room. They did not have Wi-Fi.

Echoes my sentiments.

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