Semi-OT: Apple iPad

Tony Eros tony.eros at
Tue Jun 1 13:53:03 CDT 2010

I have an iPad.  There's a lot I like about the device in general, but it
does not do a particularly good job of working with PDFs.  Adobe does not
provide a reader (not surprising, given their current feud with Apple) and
the 3rd party apps are clunky at best.  Little support for bookmarks, wonky
page navigation.  It's a terrific form factor for reviewing documentation,
but I would currently give it a "D" as a tool for reading PDFs.

-- Tony

-----Original Message-----
From: cctalk-bounces at [mailto:cctalk-bounces at]
On Behalf Of Zane H. Healy
Sent: Tuesday, June 01, 2010 11:35 AM
To: classiccmp at
Subject: Semi-OT: Apple iPad

Okay, I know the iPad is totally OT, but here is my question, does anyone on
this list have one, and have you tried using it for reading PDF's off of
Bitsavers?  How practical is this?

I'm finally making real progress at getting my computer "lab" setup with the
systems I plan to keep, and don't have a way to read manuals out there.
Currently the only computer that doesn't have a VT420 attached is the
Commodore 64.  Guess I should get the SGI o2 or Sunblade 1000 hooked up...


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