Join Date: May 2008
Location: Toronto - way way way too much traffic
By dropping my business card into a fishbowl at a conference recently, some nice sponsor sent me a 16gb wifi iPad2. Now I rarely use my netbook or turn on the desktop at home. There's a bunch of music and videos for the kids that my wife put on there, a pile of ebooks, a remote desktop to get at my office, a bunch of other apps she seems to like, and it doesn't seem to make much of a dent in the memory.
I watch MotoGP and WSBK races on it while I'm making the kids' lunches and doing dishes (I'm a modern dad!!!). And sometimes I surf Stromtrooper, like now. If you're not an Apple user, it will take getting used to. Steve Jobs really is the ghost in the machine, and the peculiarities, and inability to do anything but his way can be annoying.
As for 3G, I sometimes wish I had it, but there's wifi just about everywhere, and our IT guy showed me how he can set up his iPhone to be a wifi hotspot. Unfortunately our BBs won't do that, but mine is getting so bashed up I expect he'll replace it with an iPhone shortly (I suspect he's waiting for the 5 to come out).
I wouldn't pay for it, but for free, it's a great entertainment toy.
'04 650, and goshdarnit it's fun - matte silver (#9 in the Silver 'Strom Club)
farewell to an '81 KZ550, '83 GPz750, '83 V45 Sabre, R-Reg GT380, '84 GPz550, early '70s DT175, and a '72 Peugeot 102