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More Air than an Airport – iPad

by Tony Creech on Sunday, November 23, 2014

There’s this article on hope coming to many locked in the pre-air prisons we use to travel.

It fits since I’m stuck in an airport for a long time today.
What was this like before the new Apple and the mobile internet revolution?
It was sitting, starting at a blank square 8×8 inch screen, requiring you to dish out coins to operate it. Good ol airport TVs.

Today I have my whole office with me, and am (in Tony-style I’m sure that will make haters roll their eyes) fully immersed in work with my Retina MacBook Pro, iPhone and iPad all running like it wasn’t Sunday morning.

It’s all wirelessly connected to the world o’ web. The only wires are for power since I want to save my battery time for the flights that are to come, just in case (I like being prepared).

Funny that, with all this going, I most feel like writing on my iPad. Still my favourite (Canadian autocorrect) computer and I concur with other recent C-level types that say it’s the best computer for executive work. We’re so spoiled that I can’t imagine attempting my job without my iPad. It’d stop me in my tracks, to have to move so much more slowly as an executive.

OThe highways caused me to miss my flight and to be a pretty good grouch to an equally grouchy and unhelpful WestJet lady who single-handedly destroyed their Brand for me and revealed a company who lost a core marketing pillar, if not their differentiation. #westjetsover ?

Now though, my grumps are gone as I have the alone-time that’s rare so that I can get some work done and do other important staples of human existence, like blogging.

I remember when the Internet came on AOL CDs and a modem that’d sound like a car crashing into tv station. It would take 15 minutes to load a webpage and 30 minutes if you clicked twice like a nerd sinner.

I guess I’m just in an airport with my day completely changed and trying to find things to be grateful for so that I don’t end up yelling at someone.

Or maybe I’m just full of more hot air than an airport.

This real photo from the set of the Hobbit is about how I feel right now…


Tony Creech
anthony thomas creech is Founder of Citadel Magazine. He's a marketing executive, filmmaker, screenwriter, columnist, and university lecturer on film, audio, media, and faith. You can find him at thecreechleague.com