In which ways are you using your iPad or comparable tablet? Silicon Valley (and Alley) hustler and good guy Jason Calacanis says the iPad's changed his life in the following ways:
1. Over 50% of content I consume is now on my iPad.
2. I watch an equal amount of video on my iPad as I do on my television set.
3. On business trips I use the iPad as often as I use my laptop.
4. My 20-month old daughter and I use my old iPad one to read interactive books together, to learn her A-B-Cs and 1-2-3s -- literally!
5. When away from my desktop, I use my iPad to read email more often than I use my Blackberry.
6. I download five to 10 apps a month -- most of which are paid (in other words, I spend $25 a month on apps, or $300 a year).
7. My father has never used a computer before, but he now uses an iPad.
8. While on vacation in Paris and Venice this year, my wife and I used the stunning Zagat iPad app to quickly find two of the best meals of our lives.
Because this change is so profound to him, Calacanis has just announced that he's hosting a one-day tablet computing conference on October 21st in Mountain View, CA called "Launch 'Pad" devoted to seeking out all the new ways that tablet computing will change our lives in the coming months.
The agenda for the one-day event:
a) See demos from the 20 most important startups/products in the tablet space. This will be rapid fire, five-minute demos followed by insightful Q&A and debate.
b) Figure out the impact these devices will have on television, movies, education, news, books, health and entertainment.
c) Figure out what products will succeed on which platforms, and why.
d) Discuss the coming Android-based Kindle that blew MG Siegler away, what the iPad 3 will be like, Sony’s tablet which Walt Mossberg said was "no iPad wannabe" and that Microsoft's Windows 8 could be the competition in the tablet space that pushes Apple.
f) Have lunch at 20 tables of 12 (or so) with one or two of the founders from each of the 20 companies presenting.
Sound cool - only 250 tickets are available and if you're a developer of tablet apps, Jason wants to invite you in for free. Jump on the wagon.
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