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iPad-Tablet usage in Poland


mynameisbob 3 | 3
11 Feb 2015 #1
I currently live and teach in smalltown Southern Poland and was wondering...

In my daily life I have rarely, if at all, seen people using a tablet - whether it be a 300PLN special upto iPads.

I would have thought I would have seen a student using one before the start of class, or someone reading one whilst waiting for a bus.

I know they are still, relatively speaking, an expensive luxury item, but surely Poland is not exempt from the permeation of these devices in our daily lives?

Could there be a divide between big city, small town Polish life?

Just curious that's all, not voicing a specific opinion.
Roger5 1 | 1,458
11 Feb 2015 #2
smalltown Southern Poland

There's your answer. You probably wouldn't see many in Bald Knob, Arkansas or Cockermouth in Cumbria.
smurf 39 | 1,981
11 Feb 2015 #3
someone reading one whilst waiting for a bus

If you can afford an iPad in southern Poland, you can afford a car!
If you drive around you'll see loads of Poles posting on FB or Twitter while stopped at traffic lights ;)

Seriously though, walk into a Starbucks in a city in Poland and everyone's glued to theirs iPads, Macs or Android devices.
Why Starbucks? Free wifi is more important than sh!te coffee.
pigsy 7 | 305
11 Feb 2015 #4
Free wifi is more important than sh!te coffee.

not to add 2pln coffee refills(which most dont know) including a glass of free iced water, and the price of brewed coffee (which i like) is only 6.50 pln in warsaw atleast.
OP mynameisbob 3 | 3
11 Feb 2015 #5
Of course smalltown is the key factor in this of course. Just thought that with tablets being around for 5 years or so that the law of averages meant I would have seem them about in day to day life.

I grew up in smalltown south coast England, where it used to be said that the fashions and tastes of London would trickle down about a year later.

Probably explains why my students look half bemused half fascinated when I teach from my iPad.

Just don't like wasting paper, lugging around 5 coursebooks, and having relatively infrequent printer access.

Now for my training my students in the dark arts of social media...
Harry
11 Feb 2015 #6
I know they are still, relatively speaking, an expensive luxury item

For small town Poland, they are, relatively speaking, very expensive and pretty much out of the reach of almost all people.
I'd imagine that they're quite a draw for thieves too.

Also, you can do most of what you'd do on a tablet on a (much cheaper) phone.

It's not about the fashions and tastes, it's about the money.

not to add 2pln coffee refills(which most dont know)

Either that or they actually earn money and so can afford to spend the extra 8zl and get a second cup of proper coffee.


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