The IPAD is a platform which may or may not be an appliance. It may or may not depend upon the cloud. It may or may not be: a stand alone platform (not so good), a bridge to the cloud (maybe good), a thin Client with cloud integration (not so good based on the Caring Bridge application), a true Client / Server Client platform (haven’t seen that), or something else.
Right now to me it is in the “something else” category .. as long as you have a credit card?
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