Can we cut out these incomparable comparisons. Last year my father-in-law, my kids' grandfather, stroked out early in the morning the day before my pre-ordered iPad was to arrive on launch day. We went home to shower and change that day, and I picked up my iPad that had been delivered, took it back to Neuro ICU waiting, where they had open wifi. He died a couple days later, having never regained consciousness. Would I have not bothered with my iPad if it would have improved his condition? Yes. Would I have tossed my iPad off the roof of the hospital if in doing so he would have survived? You bet. But what would have happened is I would have had a smashed iPad and a dead father-in-law. Believe it or not there are people in Japan right now avidly reading about the new iPad 2. Maybe it's even giving them a much needed break from worrying about the devastation and long road of national recovery. There are people who already have iPads using them to record and publish updates about conditions in Japan. How is it anyone expects a A GUY IN OHIO not to try and track down an iPad 2 and buy it because there was a massive earthquake IN NORTHEAST JAPAN? I think most people are well aware their problems of iPad 2 shortages are nothing remotely near the scale of the human strife in Japan, but how, exactly, is their not trying to solve their iPad 2 buying issues going to help anyone in the quake zone?