(Mash here for one of Engadget's myriad of articles about the product's unveiling today.)
I didn't get an iPad last year, but I fell in love enough with the simplicity of the design that... I knew this was on my short-list of "things I never knew I needed" and ought to have. For more than a decade people have given me funny looks when I have to tell them that I've never had a laptop computer. I just don't like how they're made: too much that can get broken easily. The iPad is different. And iPad 2 has enough bells and whistles on it to have me break down to get one now.
'Course, word on the street is that iPad 3 might be coming out around September. Not feeling terribly obligated to wait to see what it may (or may not) have on it. I just care about what can help me be productive now... and since I'm looking at a fair bit of traveling coming soon, the iPad is gonna make a fine tool to that end.
Besides, if iPad 3 is lustworthy enough, I can just give my iPad 2 to my sister :-)
On another note, Steve Jobs looks great!! Glad to see that his health is apparently improving well :-)
EDIT 8:50 p.m. EST: So my sister has since told me "I don't see what's so great about them!" and that she doesn't care to have an iPad at all.
Well, phooey on her!! I'll tell you what I might do, gang: come September or October, if there is an iPad 3 out and I wind up getting that, we may just have a contest on this blog and give away the iPad 2.
Or I could get two iPad 2s soon and run a contest and give one of those away, brand-new.
Hey, you never know what is going to happen on this blog :-P