Yeah, laugh it up. I was wrong about the iPad… Sort of.
I was not happy with the iPad when it was announced and posted at least once here and bored people to death in other places complaining about it. It wasn’t what I wanted in a tablet.
It’s still not what I want in a tablet.
It’s a peripheral device, not a primary computer. There aren’t any built in USB ports or SD card slots. There isn’t any way to add storage and you’re (mostly) tied to iTunes.
So why did I buy one?
When I tried one out at an Apple store, and realized I was wrong about the iPad.
An iPad won’t replace netbooks, notebooks or desktop computers. It’s a portable (not mobile) media and gaming device and a compliment to existing devices.
It’s perfect for watching video in bed, MUCH better than a notebook. It’s a great gaming platform too and books look good on it.
I was so focused on what it wasn’t that I didn’t see what it is: A really great toy.