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Kyle Lambert made his illustration career on the iPad
I asked you to tell me your stories about your iPad usage in the workplace, and boy, did you all deliver. Poor iPad. After a promising start back in 2010, Apple's tablet computer has suffered lagging sales and oft-mixed messaging over its true purpose: Was it a consumption device? Mac killer? Art tablet? These days, despite the fact that the iPad technically outsells the Mac (13.1 million in the last quarter compared to 5.4 million Macs), it's looked at by many as the red-headed stepchild of Apple's tech family. But I don't see it like that. The iPad, to me, represents a computer that you can make into almost anything. Its mercurial nature isn't an enigma, it's an advantage: It can be a drawing tablet to those who need it; a Mac killer for the people who no longer need the features of a full-fledged computer; a consumption device whenever the need arises. Off this hypothesis, I asked a simple question to you, our readers: How do you use your iPad for work? The results were, quite frankly, astounding. I've received emails from artists, lawyers, PhDs studying cuneiform, IT professionals, screenwriters, marine scientists — the list goes on and on. These people aren't just casual iPad users. They're iPad pros. And I'm delighted to be able to tell some of their stories here. Every Friday, we'll be interviewing a different pro user, telling their iPad story, and peeking into their workflows. My hope is that it gives the world a different spin on the iPad narrative so prevalent in modern society.
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