Privately, The Luxury Travel Biblemight still yearn for the sweet smell and touch of ink on paper, but we are able to put all personal proclivities aside to embrace the iPadera for all you early adopters out there. Especially, if it means combining this little twinkling of technology with the best in luxury stays who have been almost as quick as Stephen Fry to love-in the iPad.
The Luxury Travel Biblehasn't wet-tested the iPad, so here is one of our favourite testing grounds. Hiding away high on the bluffs of Northern Greece, Danai Beach Resort dishes a variety of water experiences.
The iPad is already in use in other Four Seasons hotels as in Washington (for guests and concierge) and the Ritz Carlton in Chicago (on loan in the Deca restaurant and bar for newspaper and magazine reading), but it's the offer in their Scottsdale hotel that won The Luxury Travel Bible over.
It does deserve mention that in the race towards the iPad hotel era, InterContinental reportedly came a respectable first. Now i-Pad-equipped concierges can whip guests through a selection of to-dos and must-dos.
Reclining on the white-cushioned expanse of an in-pool lounger at Muse Hotel just a skip from Saint Tropez in Ramatuelle, it is easy to find many things to muse upon - making out like Brigitte Bardot and Gunther Sachs, anyone?
For such a historic hotel, it's surprising just how many modern day firsts it adopts. It's amongst the first luxury hotels to adopt an iPad, currently in the hands of the concierge to help you make your holiday plans.
Given that the white-grey Gothic façade faces off across the breadth of busy Fifth Avenue with the glass-clad exterior of one of Apple's flagship New York stores, it is no surprise that the hotel is one of iPads early adopters.