Confession Time: I hate my iPad.
Okay, that’s not entirely true. Wait…that’s not true at all, really. I do have a love/hate relationship with my iPad, but not because I don’t love it. I do love it. I couldn’t imagine life without it.
But what I hate about it is that I can’t type on it for shit.
I don’t know if I have too fat fingers or maybe I just click on the keys too quickly or don’t press hard enough on them. But I end up sending emails, responding to tweets and Facebook posts, and trying to write status updates that either: (a) sound ridiculous and make absolutely no sense, or (b) make people think that I can’t spell, and/or probably (c) make people assume that I must be drunk.
I know what you’re thinking…why not just proofread before I hit enter or send? Why not pay closer attention and slow down?
I don’t know. I don’t have a good answer to those questions. I can tell you I’m tired of apologizing for my horrible grammar and emails/posts/tweets that make no sense.
And what makes this worse is that Jason bought me an iPad case with a keyboard attached. I just don’t ever think to charge it. So you see, I have no good reason to be typing like I’m drunk!
I belong to a Facebook group, and I posted something yesterday that made absolutely no sense and then posted this:
Which is how I got here, complaining about how much I hate typing on the iPad. Notice there are no mistakes in that post or this post? That’s because I actually proofread it first and was on a desktop computer. Sometimes, I sit down on our old-dinosaur desktop just to use the keyboard.
Speaking of Facebook, I hate that I lose so much functionality there when I am working from my iPad. Tagging people or organizations is a pain and so is sharing. Or maybe it’s just me.
And don’t even get me started on how much I hate texting on the iPhone…
What technology drives you nuts?