It is not the machine but what you do with it. With the iPad we are at the opening bell. The devices have survived their first 24 hours in our collective hands. A moment last night when the kids were rough housing I caught myself saying, "Kids the kindle is a toy yes, but it's a very expensive toy, so I'd prefer if you not wrestle with it between you." And again at the end of a party as we were heading home, my daughter had discovered the drawing program and was walking along the sidewalk with the iPad glow lighting her face. "Be careful honey," I said, thinking of the drop rather than the possible skinned knee.