"The Apple iPad has finally arrived, and, as I
predicted a while back, it's really just a big iPod Touch. That's
great. I love my iPod Touch. But, really, is there anything here
that Linux can't do just as well for less money?
"Now, I do think that the iPad might be a game-changer. But, I
don't see it as creating some kind of new kind of computing
platform. It's also not going to replace netbooks, notebooks, or
"Sure, it will come with an iPad version of Apple's iWork office
suite, but tell me, have you ever tried to type on a tablet? I
have. It doesn't work. You need a real keyboard, and that's why
netbooks et. al. will continue to do just fine."