Every piece of successful technology starts out somewhat as a fad, steadily gets traction, entrenches itself and then people wonder how they got along without it before that. So it is with the iPad — or tablet in general. So far, it is the Apple iPad that is leading the wide acceptance of tablets but it won’t be before long that tablets will be pervasive and used in every level of society for all sorts of things.
I still remember the first Apple II, the IBM PC and the Internet. In each and every case, there was a time between early adoption and mass adoption when people wondered just why they needed it.
Here’s 15 ways the iPad goes to work in real life, making it easier, faster, better for those using it.
View the slideshow: 15 ways the iPad goes to work @ CIO.