One of the latest such studies comes straight from Apple, as it details the iPad’s use in Pompeii archaeological excavations. Apple’s tablet has made inroads into law, medicine, schools and Business groups.
Discovering Ancient Pompeii with iPad highlights the iPad’s use at the longest active archaeological excavation in the world as a 21st century replacement for pen and paper. A team of 35 scholars, led by Dr. Steve Ellis of the University of Cincinnati, are using the iPad to fill in forms, record notes, and illustrate various aspects of the sites and their geological features.
John Wallrodt, Ellis’s colleague at the university, says the “iPad was practically custom built for our needs.” Ellis estimates that the iPad has saved him a year’s worth of data entry and “piles of paper.”
Apple COO Tim Cook said in July that 50 percent of Fortune 100 companies were deploying or piloting the iPad with its first 90 days.