Ars Technica is hedging its bets on iPad killing off netbooks. The article speculates netbook sales decline around the release of iPad might just be a coincidence and perhaps the netbook market was already saturated. Finally, the author goes on to say it's too early to tell. Ya think? Full article here. While it's refreshing to see an article that seems objective, I'm pulling for the iPad to sell tens of millions of units before anybody has time to react. By the time there is an Android or Windows 7 tablet on the market, they will be relegated to single digit market share. I'd really like to see Apple on top of a computing platform. I'm not disappointed with how they handle being on top of music and I think Apple would do a better job at being top dawg (of tablets at least) than Microsoft has done. I know some will not remember, but there were all night launch parties for Windows 95. Microsoft had a real chance to make a go of it. But they were mired in inflexible corporate policies that perpetuated legacy code broken standards. The Microsoft creed was "embrace, extend, extinguish" and the things they did to force Internet Explorer down our throats were unconsionable. The closest Apple has come to this kind of juggernaut behavior is taking Adobe to task over Flash and I have to admit that for my usage Flash is a huge detractor from my internet experience. I have had ad blockers and flash blockers on every browser until Chrome and my usage of Chrome is diminished because it don't have credible flash blocking or ad blocking. Yes, I'd like to see what the computing world would be like with Apple on top. I think I'd like it, Ars Technica's bet hedging notwithstanding.