I missed Steve Jobs‘ keynote address yesterday announcing the iPad, but I have watched Apple’s video about the it (admittedly several times) in the last 24 hours. Wow. I was anxiously waiting to see what Steve had up the sleeve of his black turtleneck with regard to a table computer, but the iPad far surpasses my expectations. I mean, I was expecting to pay $1,500 or more, but the prices start at $499? How could you not get one?
I am prone to justifying seemingly needless expenditures on new Apple hardware, but with that being said, I can think of so many legitimate situations in which attorneys can use the iPad, and I expect it to be a huge sucess, perhaps even more so than the iPhone. I don’t have time to go into all its many features, but you can read them for yourself here, or take six minutes and watch the video. I showed it to my nine year old son last night, and his mouth was open in awe the whole time. Like father, like son.