I’m an iPad fan and have been user since the original back in 2010. And here we are. This is an iPad-centric site and new iPad Pros are coming tomorrow. Normally I would be really excited. Normally there would be exclamation marks trailing the title of this post and I would be anticipating getting home from work to get my hands on new toys. Normally, we wouldn’t find ourselves in the middle of a pandemic.
It’s hard to be to be too excited about New iPads with what’s going on in the world today. Times like these have a way of putting life into perspective and there is a long list of things that are more important to me than tech right now. Faith. Family. My friends and co-workers. Health. Security. My job.
All that said, I’m still a tech fan and I always enjoy looking at new Apple gear. That joy will be tempered tomorrow, but it’s still there. I can’t help that. It’s a part of who I am and I know I’m not alone in that. I also highly value the opportunity to write here and really enjoy getting to interact with readers. And at the end of the day, this may not be my full time job, but it’s still a job I take seriously.
The COVID-19 pandemic casts a long shadow over everything. People are dying or are very ill across the globe. Others are losing their jobs or at least find themselves temporarily unable to work. We are all surrounded by uncertainty. Writing about a new iPad Pro with all of that swirling around us may seem frivolous to many and even callous to some right now and I understand that.
However, when times are hard, a brief distraction can be a good thing. A little dose of something you are interested in can be a temporary reprieve from the steady stream of bad news. We can only take so much of that at a time. Maybe it’s just a small reminder that life will return to normal at some point. There’s just a little glimpse of normalcy in it for me.
Who knows. Maybe next year, writing about new devices won’t feel so strange and have to come with a disclaimer. I can only hope.
Stay safe out there, iPad fans .