Last week, Apple announced the release of the iPad, a superslim touchscreen lovechild of the iPhone and the Macbook. On-the-go business bloggers praised the iPad for its innovation and convenience; other on-the-go business bloggers condemned it for not having expected features. There was so much press about the iPad that it became just like that amazing new album everybody else heard first and talked up: disappointing.
No “multitasking.” No Flash. Blah, blah, blah. Everyone knows it’s only a matter of time before a tablet computer like the iPad (with a name that doesn’t sound like a feminine hygiene product) becomes a commonplace tool.