What does 'on the go' mean to you?
This is from a Radio Shack ad I got in my e-mail box about the new Samsung Galaxy Tab.
The red highlight is mine. To me, this ad is suggesting the use of device while driving. What else would you do while 'on the go' that would require the device to be 'operated with a single hand'?
The GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus boasts an enviably small form factor - it's the size of a paperback book but possesses the computing power of a laptop. The 345g lightweight and compact tablet can be operated with a single hand - ideal when you're on the go.
Edit to add:
I found this on a site that had reviews for the device:
Use is mostly for on the road connection with internet, gps, and many useful apps.
Last edited by K8MHZ; 05-13-2012 at 09:12 PM.
"The best number is 73. Why? 73 is the 21st prime number. Its mirror (37) is the 12th and its mirror (21) is the product of multiplying, 7 and 3. ... In binary, 73 is a palindrome, 1001001 which backwards is 1001001."
-Dr. Sheldon Cooper, (Jim Parsons), "Big Bang Theory"
"Just to invite your attention to "73" in Morse code--also a palindrome."
You know you're setting yourself up for a wise-ass answer to that one, Mark, don't you? ;>
I'm thinking that for those people who just can't wait long enough to eat their meal with both hands they can use the unit in one hand while holding a sandwich in the other...while driving.
Well, it would be great for use in those areas which ban the use of amateur radio while driving.
I do not see any particular suggestion about driving.
"On the GO" usually refers to somebody who is moving around a lot, but there is no implicit reference to driving there. - In fact, "on the go" people are usually pictured walking around an office, using public transportation or perhaps riding a bicycle.
On the Go moms are often pictured driving around, usually in a station wagon full of hers and apparently the neighbors' kids. They never show these women with a digital device though... Normally they are looking for something quick and easy to scarf down that won't blow them up like the Goodyear(c) blimp. Some kind of nutritious snack, full of energy, caffeine or whatever.
The main use that women like that have for digital toys is to keep the kids reasonably quiet and anchored down for a while, in one location while they put their feet up for a moment and watch a TV show or something.
73 DE Charles, N5PVL
The "S" word... It's not the socialism, it's the stupidity behind it.
True, Charles, but it's the "can be operated with a single hand" in conjunction with "on the go" that's the red flag. In what instances would you use only one hand to operate the device while "on the go"?
ON EDIT: Okay, I thought of one: If you're standing in a bus or subway you can have one hand holding the stand-pole to steady yourself while holding the device in the other.
Last edited by WF7A; 05-13-2012 at 09:41 PM.
Here's a classic example of wireless device usage while "on the go":
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life." - Robert A Heinlein
I use that phrase to mean busy, as in "on the go all the time". As for operating it one handed - great, the other hand can hold the beer!
"Only in silence the word, only in dark the light, only in dying life: bright the hawk's flight on the empty sky."
Then ya can steer with ur knees...
Originally Posted by G8ADD
We are on the train or the bus a lot. I suppose I could use a tab while commuting but I personally have no need or desire to do so.
73 de KB3LAZ
In lieu of achievement we have mediocrity.
On The Go. Hmm...
Well ... when I'm "on" it, I usually "go". Sometimes I'll "go" on the side of the road, if I can't find a rest stop. So if I can use this thingee while I'm "going", it would be more to do than just reading Playboy, right?
Umm ... did I misunderstand something here? Umm ... I don't "go" while I'm driving. Do you? That would be more distracting than anything. And ... If I steered with my knees while "going" that would certainly be an unholy mess. Did I miss something here? What are we talking about?
BRB ... I gotta go. AAAHHHH! Hey ... someone get the phone, please! I'm a little busy here!!!