Breaking technomoligimical news from your reporter in the field- I've just had a play on an ipad. I went to a talk on social media by Bill Thompson, who is a technology reporter for the BBC and he let me have a look at his ipad afterwards (ooer)
Verdict - well it's certainly a fun toy, and would be great for business instead of lugging round a laptop. But I can really see it to be useful (once made cheaper and far more robust) as a classroom aid. I can really picture schoolkids with one containing all their study books, that they can type on, write on and stand in front of class with, and that fits perfectly in their quaintly old-fashioned satchel (aka manbag)
I look forward to reading this post in ten years and laughing at it, in much the same way that I laugh now when I think how cool I felt showing everybody my enormous brick of a Nokia mobile phone back in 1996.