In Defense of the Ipad
Let me dedicate this first paragraph to contradicting the title - I think the first generation iPad coming out in about two months is a disaster. A $500+ "netbook killer" that has no keyboard, can't multitask, can't play Flash, has no camera, that's killer feature is scaling up 3.5 inch iPhone apps to a 9.7 inch screen and reading books. I'll pass on its first generation for sure. Apple has a knack for crippling its first generation of new hardware (remember the original iPhone?).