In my opinion, the iPad is a waste of money. Those are somewhat harsh words, but rightfully so. The iPad is a tablet nettop. If you don’t already know how I feel about nettops…to be nice, I think they are absolutely terrible wastes of money. They are giant iPod Touches, just without the form factor and more obnoxious. I had the opportunity to experiment with one. The typing is absolutely awkward and the only thing that it will revolutionize are big pockets. It becomes very awkward to type and hold the device. Apple sells a keyboard for it, but if you were to bring a keyboard with you, why not just bring a laptop, it is a lot smaller and easier to use. Apple messed up and the only reason why people like it is that it is from Apple. That said, Apple did a great job marketing it and there are a few good things about it. The best this about it is the screen size. It is brilliant for watching movies and many apps have been reworked to take advantage of the iPad’s hardware. If Apple was smart, they would make the iPhone with iPad hardware. They should also make some the apps on the Mac OS look similar to the apps on the iPad (iCal in particular).