Well we already know the iPad has created a bit of noise with Amazon and book publishers with pricing now most likely being raised to the consumer. Now it looks (based on the front page here) that even the NYT which was "right on board" is having internal conflicts regarding pricing of their services. It will be very interesting how this all plays out. What WILL and WON'T be available upon launch and whether or not/how that will affect buying decisions and/or Amazon's sales (Kindle or otherwise). Yes, the iPad is much more than an eReader. But if that's what one of the primary uses are, and one of the big selling points is big full color magazines/newspapers. Well - it's an interesting situation that has to be cleared up. Will eContent (the printed word) be too expensive to the consumer? i.e. those complaining about AT&T charging for iphone data and ipad data - a similar scenario applies to, say the NYT. Would you give up the hard copy altogether? Or would you, indeed, pay for a printed copy and $30 a month for the iPad version (esp when the web content is free). I suspect that most people won't want to pay 20-30 dollars a month and that they won't give up hard copies so easily at first. Sure - some might go all electronic. But I still think the portability/easy chuckability of a physical paper has it's allure for awhile amongst the commuter. At least here in NYC.