I enjoyed Ben Brooks’ post about how the iPad is great for meetings. In fact, the last few larger ones I’ve been to have all featured one or two people (beside myself) sporting an iPad as the primary note-taking device. I do think that Brooks forgot about one oh so important reason why I think the iPad is ideal though.
The iPad is quiet.
A recent workshop yet again reminded me how much keyboards on the more plastic laptops sound, truly annoying when trying to focus on what’s actually being said. I might’ve been a tad sensitive though, I had a splitting headache and ran a fever, but still! The iPad is quiet, or potentially so at least since you can disable the keyboard click sounds.
Which, incidentally, I have no idea why you’d want anyway.