By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine
…is not the product itself. At least that’s my first impression. As many who are smarter and more techno-centric than I am have noted, it seems very much like an oversized iPod Touch. And in this day and age, would you want the most noteworthy thing about your product to be that you’ve taken existing technology and made it less portable?
What’s all the fuss about?
But make no mistake, this is a triumph for Apple. In terms of generating buzz, it’s an unqualified success. The announcement of its tablet-style computer today has set the media world afire, overshadowing President Obama’s first State of the Union Address (happening this evening) in the exposure it’s received. The amount of hype leading up to this launch is perhaps the most impressive thing in all this. At least that’s what I think.
However, I’m much more interested in what you think. I’d be curious to find out if the average real estate pro sees any value in this. Not the technophiles, but the folks who are somewhere near the peak of the bell curve of technology adoption. Do you see any ways in which the iPad could benefit you as a practitioner?