What, no thread for the iPad already? I haven't been that much of a regular on here lately ... Anyways, initially it looked like nothing more than a 10" iPod touch to me. The more I look at it, and the more I think about it - I think that this *may* be the next big thing for Apple. I honestly believe that it may be the device that defines 2010. It's a fundamental shift, but I think that as the iPhone OS evolves - the Mac platform will either merge with it into one OS or be replaced by it some time in the not so distant future.
I burned out some time ago, left the computer industry (now working as an auto mechanic), and had ZERO enthusiasm for any new Apple product launches (since mid 2004, I started to lose enthusiasm and after the 13" macbook first came out - lost all enthusiasm). The thing that gets me is that, for once - I am excited about this. Am I getting my spark back? Did it take leaving the industry to get back the joy I once had in it?
Will I buy one? In the old days (i.e. before marriage, car payments, commitments, etc.), I definitely would have. Now, I probably will some time in the distant future when I can plunk down $2k for one and a 22" iMac.