I've noticed in several reviews for the iPad, that writers make considerable efforts to describe the manner in which the gadget fits into their everyday life. We've all heard terms like "game changer" and "revolutionary"...you name it. For me, whenever a friend asked me what I thought of the device, I did my best to avoid these types of descriptions...they aren't particularly useful IMHO. So, I've been trying to figure out the best way to relate how the iPad fits into everyday life under everyday conditions. After a little over a month, I have finally figured it out and it's really, really, simple: For the first time in years, I have shut down my MacBook. This is something I rarely did. Most of the time, I just put it to sleep, knowing that I would need it several times a day. Not the case any more. It's been off for over a week now...sitting in the corner sulking and waiting to be useful again. It'll be OK though...I have some photos to import and a movie to edit, so I'll be turning it back on soon. But it's interesting to notice that its share of the action reduced by such a degree. At any rate, I though that was an interesting way of measuring the ipad's impact. Thoughts?