The IPAD is a convenient and portable device to take notes. However, so was the Roman Wax Tablet with its convenient stylus. AT THE TIME THIS WAS HIGH TECHNOLOGY. Things are connected. Ideas, philosophies, and handy devices span the centuries. I’m not saying this is an heavy thought, but notice the similarities in each of these technologies. They are similar because they share being used by the human specie. How do you think the average patrician gentleman was looked upon when he whipped out his wax stylus for his ‘slave’ to take good and proper notes of the meeting, or record the number amphoraes that came off the ship? I am sure an envious eye turned towards this device. In fact, how many meetings have I attended, where there is always one man or women who whips out their IPAD, and looks about the room to see who has noticed? By the way, something to think about…one day, one day mind you, the IPAD will be considered old hat.
“Oh, what a nice piece of technology you have there.”
“Oh, just a little something I picked up down at the market. It was on sale by a merchant named Stevious Jobicus.”