The cool factor, the ease of use, the compact size all make it a natural for data collection, training, and instant research, the article says, profiling farmers in Peru and other developing countries.
However, the overly-broad title stopped me. "Can The iPad Revolutionize Rural Agriculture?"
This was a story about developing world agriculture, not about rural agriculture. Say what you mean. Consider this part of my campaign against stereotypes.
Not that the iPad isn't making a difference in developed world ag. My brother in law uses an iPad to get commodity quote updates in the field. He was using a smartphone, but he loves the large screen size of the iPad.
|A farm in Peru built on ancient terraces, photographed in 2008.|