Oh, the thrill of a great idea and the agony of someone else beating you to it! Such is the story of our adventures with an iPad and lofty goals of pushing even further into the technology frontier during the 2010 field season.
Let me explain. Already advanced in the area of technology in the field, we do all our field recording on laptops and have for a number of years, I thought it would be great to explore using an iPad as well or even in place of the laptop. To that end I recruited a computer programmer (disclaimer: he is my husband) to come over for a month and see what he could come up with. The end result? Some good ideas and a lot more work. Turns out we weren't the only ones with the good idea. Excavators at the site of Pompeii had the same thoughts and a rousing cheer to them for employing some awesome technology in the field. Take a look.
Ahhh, to be featured on the Apple website. We even have action shots! And by the way, thanks to everyone who helped in our campaign to highlight the iPad in the field. We are still working on it so keep an eye out for what comes next!