Overall, I am a fan of the iPad. I have not tried it, touched it, or padded my bank account enough to feel comfortable in purchasing one &mdash but I believe the iPad is/could generally be a good product. However, the hoopla is a little overkill (which is obviously to be expected) and sometimes we need to hear from the peanut gallery to keep ourselves grounded.
Dominic Wilcox has a pretty strong opinion of the iPad &mdash which is why he designed this iBookend. It's a great and expensive way to keep your books (that you would no longer use) in order.
He admits that he will most likely buy an iPad at some point, but he won't use it in place of books and I have to agree. The iPad has so many great features, but I don't want it to replace my books and magazines. I still find a lot of pleasure flipping through an actual magazine. The same with books, they're a lot lighter than the iPad, don't require a battery and won't disappear if you have to restore to factory settings. Plus, all of those bookmark companies will go out of business if everyone uses their iPad for reading.
Wilcox brings up a good point about where the iPad will take us. Will we look back to this time and ask what we did before the iPad, or will we think how useless it was and that it really only made a great (i)bookend.
What do you think?