If anything, I underestimated the impact of the iPad when I declared in my January 2010 post iPad? Yeah. OK, probably. Why not?

Yes, I’ll probably get one of these. It looks useful, and some of the applications seem like an improvement. Apple does lead the world in industrial design (the ‘cool’ factor), and this shows it again. …

But I can say I’ve never underestimated the software that Apple’s relentlessly elegant equipment, operating systems, platforms and philosophy would lead to. That aspect, putting tools in bright people’s hands, has been a long game for Apple.

I remember as a kid meeting bright people with a spark in their eyes at the Wellington Apple Users Group in the late 1980s and early ’90s. Possibilities, always possibilities.

Watch this moving (deliberately so, and fair enough) and inspiring video which tells part of the story … featuring people who have the same spark.

It encourages me. It makes me happy.

– P