When watching an episode of Californication the other day, I noticed a less than clever use of the iPad in the episode. A hotel lobby had an iPad in a keyboard dock as the only means of looking up visitor information, which in itself is a bit ridiculous. The thing that really made me bang my head against the wall however was the app they used, Pages. Pages is Apple’s own typing app, basically a text editor. In the scene, the hotel employee looks up the main character’s bill by sliding though different documents and opening one of them. I suppose it’s possible to read bill info that way, though it certainly would be worse than impractical. Product placement gone wrong, or just a lazy props department.
Pages for iPad can apparently be used for hotel check-ins0
About the Author
Andreas Ødegård is more interested in aftermarket (and user created) software and hardware than chasing the latest gadgets and tends to stick with his choice of device for a long time as a result of that. After a five year break from writing, he's back to share this view with the world once again.