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.
So it's hard to imagine at this moment, for many people how the iPad is going to matter. But doubt not the iPad as you may have doubted the iPhone in the past. Here's why: It's a HUGE IPHONE.