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Life on webOS and webOS only - robbed of everything but my TouchPad

by Derek Kessler Wed, 20 Jul 2011 8:22 pm EDT

July 19th will be a remembered day in my calendar. It is the day that my entire digital life was stolen from me. Literally. As some of you may have already read in the PreCentral forums, my house was robbed a few days ago. Whoever did it managed to take my TV, my computers, my Playstation 3, my Xbox 360, and some really nice headphones. To put it shortly: they stole my entire digital life.

Thankfully, nobody was home at the time, but that doesn’t change the fact that all of my things are gone. In the end, all that was left for me to enjoy was what I had on my person: the HP TouchPad, its case, and its magical touchstone... yes, I said magical.

As most of you can already guess, this brought me upon a very interesting experiment: what is life like when the only technological device you have to enjoy is a tablet, more specifically, my TouchPad. People say that every cloud has a silver lining, and I suppose the positive outcome of this was that I can have a unique experience that I would have missed out on had I not been robbed.

Until I can afford another computer of the caliber that I had before (a high-end MacBook Pro) and until I can save up to afford all my other luxuries that were stolen from me, my TouchPad will be the center of my digital universe. My TouchPad will be my TV, my entertainment center, my video player, my music player, my word processor, my PDF viewer, my web browser, my gaming system... everything.

It has already been a good start, as I have had to find replacements for things that I would usually do on my laptop. For those of you that are wondering how document creation works on the TouchPad through Google Docs, what do you think I wrote this on? I’ll be keeping you updated over the coming days on how my experience goes, and I am sure it will be a great experience supported by the raw power and flexibility that is HP webOS and my beloved HP TouchPad!