"The iPad has finally landed in the U.K., and I spent much of
the past holiday weekend playing with mine. While investigating its
use to sys admins, I came across this photo of someone using it to
read shared docs from a server room.
"Trying out GoodReader, I established that you can transfer
files from desktop to iPad. However, that's controlled from the
desktop end, with the iPad viewed as a network share. I wanted to
control the transfer from the iPad -- less forward planning
required! You can also do this from an iPhone."