I am a fan of technology put to use for solving real problems, and that includes war problems. Back in March 2013, I shared how Syrian rebels used a Samsung Galaxy Note II to aim locally made missiles. Now, we have another scenario in which it is an iPad that is the (yes, crude) targeting system in the hands of same militia. Have a look:
Yes; there is nothing glamorous about war, but is this an innovative use of mobile technology? Certainly. Plus, hopefully, if the iPad helps them hit their targets more accurately, collateral damage can be minimised.
I always ask, What do you do with your gadgets? technology for the sake of technology is meaningless to me. I really do not care much what mobile device you own if you are not using it to solve problems and meet your needs.