Published 3 June 2010 · Main Posts Meanland extract – The iPad: tool of revolution or contrivance of capitalism? Jacinda Woodhead It’s already a revolution and it’s only just begun. We’ve all heard the grandiose claims: iPad sales hit 2 million in less than two months; the iPad can be used as a language interface for dolphins; the iPad will save newspapers, magazines, books, the print industry in general; the iPad is a revolution in reading. Writer and previous Meanland panelist Sherman Young, is quite the fan of the iPad. In his recent post, Twenty-eight days with an iPad, he claims: ‘In short, the iPad has replaced paper for me.’ Yet also goes onto say that he hasn’t actually read much on the device. Mostly, he’s used it to take notes in meetings and watch television. While it is phenomenal that the iPad has dominated the market of late – selling 2 million devices is quite a feat – Apple and the various publishing industries have invested so much money, time and publicity into the possibilities of the iPad, there is no room for failure. Read the rest of the post over at Meanland. Jacinda Woodhead Jacinda Woodhead is a former editor of Overland and current law student. More by Jacinda Woodhead › Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places. If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate. Related articles & Essays First published in Overland Issue 228 10 November 202311 November 2023 · Subscriberthon 2023 On the final day of Subscriberthon, Overland’s most important members get to have their say Editorial Team BORIS A quick guide to another year of Overland, from your trusty feline, Boris. I liked the ginger cat story, though it made my human cry. I liked the talking cat, too, but I’m definitely in the “not wasting my time learning to talk” camp. But reading is good. And writing is fun, though it’s been challenging […] 1 First published in Overland Issue 228 9 November 20239 November 2023 · Subscriberthon 2023 On the second-last day of Subscriberthon, Overland’s co-chief editor Evelyn Araluen speaks truth to power Editorial Team To my friends and comrades, I’m not sure if there’s language to communicate how this last month has utterly changed me. This time a few weeks ago the busyness and chaos of bricolage arts and academic labour had so efficiently distracted me from my anxiety about the upcoming referendum that I forgot to prepare myself for its inevitable conclusion.