I just watched the iPad announcement video. I’m willing to give new ideas a fair hearing and have come to realize that the iPad is not about the hardware as much as it is about the software and the experience. I do not know what I’m going to do, but I think I am beginning to understand what the revolutionary aspects of this device are. My expectation was that that this was going to be a tablet PC. I was wrong. Instead it is something completely different.
The iPad does not need to be a Netbook or Tablet PC. Those things run traditional software to do traditional things. The iPad really is completely different. I do not need an SDHC slot or a bunch of USB connectivity. Widescreen would still be nice, but most work apps look just fine with 4:3 formatting. I do not know of a 16:9 projector I can use at work! The early adopters are going to show the rest of the world just what the magic of this device really is.