Much as I have fallen in love with my iPad, and as much as I hve enjoyed using it, I have three major complaints about this wonder of modern technology:
- The back arrow is totally unreliable. You are more likely to end up somwhere you were ten months ago than you are to land on the preceding screen where you really want to go. By barely, and I mean barely, touching the back arrow, you may succeed part of the time in going back where you want to be, but the odds are against it. We need a reliable back arrow.
- The screen is "loosey-goosey", and by that I mean stuff keeps sliding all over the place and you keep ending up where you don't want to be. Then you have to start over, speak severely to your iPad in tones not suitable for children, or waste five minutes getting back to where you were before.
- After I ended up with severe stiff and sore hands and fingers after sleeping in the night, my wife suggested maybe my malady was caused by using my iPad too much. I checked with the Wizard of Google, and in a previous post, verified on Google that, in fact, you can damage your hands and fingers by overuse of any device such as iPhone, iPad, or any trackpad where you flit your little fingers around all day and have to hold it in one hand to use it. My doctor verified that my stiff hands and finger could, indeed, have been exacerbated by overuse of my iPad. My overuse came from several months of inactivity while recovering from vertigo and I was using my iPad many, many, many hours too many every day. Now I am cursed with stiff hands and sore fingers and trying to figure out how to cure them. My doctor prescribed a very expensive ointment which I have used for a week with more or less success, who knows yet if it will help. My sister Ann, the infomercial and Costco Queen, said that her husband is using Emu cream and that seems to be working. So I asked my pharmacist about it and, reassured that using the boiled down residue of emu fat on my hands would not cause me to grow feathers or turn blue, started using it last night. We'll see. Meanwhile, I am disappointed my iPad did not come with a Warning Label since now I am grouchier than I ever was before and am losing lots and lots of sleep since every time I wake up my when my hands hurt all over again.