Not that I have one, mind you, because personally I’m rather cheap. But if I did have an original iPad, I’d probably be pretty grumpy right now as the new ones came out at the same price point as the one you might have purchased at Best Buy the day before.
And not that this is a new problem with computer or telecom equipment. The minute something goes out the door, it’s obsolete. It’s like what they say about a new car. Drive it off the lot, and it’s value plummets. With newer, faster, feature-packed devices coming at us in waves, it is sometimes hard to determine what you need, when you need it, and how to get the best price on it. And as a Telecom Manager or CIO, how do you control the “iPad envy” that makes your people want the new shiny toy whenever it comes out.
The iPad 2 has a few new features, but nothing earth shaking. Won’t even run on 4G yet. (wait for that, should be here soon) But if you don’t have a strong Wireless Policy in place to help police the “Need it, Want it, Gotta Have it” crowd, it might be harder to manage. We have a free Wireless Policy template on our site, go download it, it might help. As for your angst at having an old iPad, at least feel smug that you have one. Most of us don’t. We’re too cheap.