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Happy 4th Birthday to the iPad | iPad Insight

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Four years ago today, April 3 2010, was launch day for the original iPad. Some said it was ‘just a giant iPod’ while Steve Jobs hailed it as a ‘magical and r

Danielle M. Villegas‘s insight:

I personally love iPads, as anyone who reads this blog knows! I’ve promoted its use in education quite a bit, and still believe it’s a great educational tool both in and out of the classroom. My son uses mine frequently when doing writing assignments and looking up math information on the Khan Academy app. In four short years, the educational app market has exploded with lots of great educational tools for all to use–adults and children alike.  iPads have changed the way we compute, much like this article says. It’s more tactile and interactive than a laptop (although laptops and all-in-ones are starting to get on board with touch screens and using app-like programs to run on them).  


We were truly brought into the 21st century with this invention. Even if you like an Android tablet better, you still have to give credit to the iPad for starting it all.


Happy Birthday, iPad! I couldn’t live without you!


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Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who currently employed at Cox Automotive, Inc., and freelances as her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, BASF North America, Merck, and Deloitte, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog,, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, TCUK (ISTC) and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. She is very active in the STC, as a former chapter president for the STC-Philadelphia Metro Chapter, and is currently serving on three STC Board committees. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog. All content is the owner's opinions, and does not reflect those of her employers past or present.

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