In january of next year I'll be traveling to japan, where I'll be living there for six months. During this time I'll be doing the ESL things teaching English at a high school. I've done this before a fe years ago and am super excited. Back then however, I had my original white MacBook with me..where I'd carry it with me every morning as a taxi or bus would pick me up to go to the high school. The caveat of having the white MacBook on me was being able to connect it to the monitors in my classroom where I would go online and do some of my teaching through the MacBook, allowing me to sit down and let my finger do all the work, moving around the mouse. As well as being connected to the Internet in my apartment in japan, surfing the web and video chatting with family back home. The possibility of having an iPad only out there is both exciting and scary. Obviously it doesn't have facetime, nor is there iPad/iPod/iPhone to MacBook face time compatibility yet either. I googled an interesting app called Display Out for the iPad that turns a monitors view exactly to what I see holding me iPad, including the orientation I'm holding the device in. This seems so cool considering I'd be able to connect the ipad to my classroom setting, the kids would be able to see what I'm doing on my iPad and all I'd have to do is open up a whiteboard app and write away using my finger or a stylus. Perhaps the answer is obvious that if it were a one week trip then I could live off the iPad, but a whole six months is something of a really long time. Iono. Jst thought I'd come here and start an obvious thread perhaps on a lazy satruday morning. Cheers! Hear Hear! (I'm never up this early) *plus, I'm taking my flip to record video while I'm out there to upload to YouTube and share with family back home in California. emotions.