Tonight is the last meeting for a class I am taking. Our exams are open notes. For the previous exams, I brought thick notebooks of printouts that weigh a lot more than my iPad. Tonight, I'm leaving all the printouts at home and bringing just my iPad. So what happens if the iPad goes cuckoo 3 minutes into the test? I still have a notebook computer along with me "just in case". I'll lug it to class and leave it under the desk. In the future, if all goes well, I'll be leaving that boat anchor either in the car or at home and going "solo" with my iPad. The iPad's lack of multitasking is a bit disconcerting. I can begin a calculation in pcalc and it "remembers" where I was when I come back and there's always the tape. I can open a document in goodreader and it remembers where I was when I come back, but I have to navigate to the folder and document I was viewing because goodreader always opens on its home screen. While neither of these feels quite as seamless as multitasking would be, I can live with it for now. In the future, I'll look for ways to use my iPod touch as the backup for my iPad. The possibility that both of them would go cuckoo on the same night is very remote. I know you thought I was going to say I was walking in to tonight's exam with nothing but my iPad. I'm not quite there yet, but I'm close.