Mac geek Andy Ihnatko calls the Apple iPad ‘pure innovation, one of best computers ever’. Read his review at Chicago Sun-Times.
Stephen Fry’s eloquent, gushy iPad/Steve Jobs piece in TIME is good too, and I had the same thing occur to me as his last line:
One melancholy thought occurs as my fingers glide and flow over the surface of this astonishing object: Douglas Adams is not alive to see the closest thing to his Hitchhiker’s Guide that humankind has yet devised.
Yes, Adams was a ‘famous’ machead when I got up-close-and-personal with my first Mac (dual floppy SE30) in the late 80’s and thought, ‘Ha! this is so much better!‘
Nice summary of the first ‘real hands-on’ reviews here from Jason Kottke.