Im not saying i like the iPad, cause i dont really, unless it had OSX, then id get one in an instant, but apple doesnt really care what the techies think, all they care about selling the darn things, and that they will do aplenty.
wow that was one wicked run on sentence.
I find it valuable for offering unlocked 3G access, which will be huge when I travel. There's nothing else like that, not even my iPhone, which is locked to AT&T. The iPad will give me access - that I need - outside the country. What that will save will likely pay for itself.
My parents are looking forward to it, too. They'll be able to show photos to friends easily, read text and check their email.
Living here in Los Angeles, I could write an angry post about how useless a snowmobile is. But is a snowmobile really a useless product or is it not something I need given my circumstances?
The iPad will be very useful - possibly indispensable - to millions of people. Just because you have no use for it doesn't make it a bad product.
You realize that you do not speak for everyone, right? You're being condescending and not spending even a second to wonder if the product might be useful to others.