I’m not sure how much Office for iPad will ultimately mean for Microsoft. Beyond Excel, what these last several years have shown many of us is that we don’t really need Office for most tasks (thanks again in large part to Microsoft refusing to release Office on devices like the iPad). We found other ways of getting stuff done.
Agreed. As I (actually, my wife) stated a little over two years ago:
Like the curtain finally falling from the Wizard of Oz to find just a small, frail, man pretending to be far more powerful and relevant than he really was. Microsoft’s biggest miss was allowing the world to finally see the truth behind the big lie — they were not needed to get real work done. Or anything done, really.
"We opt for more instead of better. Better is better than more."Seth’s Godin — Not even one note
"My analog watches are my reminder that utility exists apart from an internet connection and usefulness doesn’t require the latest software."Dumb — Shawn Blanc
My friend Julio Ojeda-Zapata is taking photos of the new Mac Pro next to all kinds of other previous Macs and posting them to his Google Plus account. So cool.
So, I ended up acquiring one of the ChargeKey Lightning-to-USB cables that I reblogged a few days ago. And, I have to say it is a handy little thing to have. I have used it at least once a day since I received it.
There are many times when I’m on the go with nothing more than my iPhone and, due to the day, I find myself in need of a quick charge. I have a USB power adapter in my car but usually not a cable with me. Well, now I do. It adds no more bulk than another key would on a keyring and is just as light. It appears to be pretty durable as well, And though the Lightning and USB plugs have been stripped to the bare essentials, they connect firmly when plugged in. They also sell a USB-to-Micro USB version for you users of, well, non-Apple made phones and devices.
No matter what, this is a neat idea and useful thing and well worth a look.