At first, I did not like it. I declared it an epic fail. I said that no multitasking is ridiculous. I said that no camera is ridiculous. Many many reasons why the iPad should be an epic fail. Yet, I went to sleep last night, and thought about it. Thought about all the times I come home and don't feel like pulling my laptop out of the bag, and everything. I thought about all the times I go to my parents house with my laptop, and now can just take the iPad. I thought about all the apps that I make (not that I make much money from them now), and how they could be amazing on the iPad. Yes it is a bigger iPod touch. But as a developer, I am already cramming stuff on the iPhone screen to display. If I had much more room, I could make it amazing. Just think about this. What if AOL came out with an AIM app that has your buddy list as the popover, your chat window on the side or something, and a Webkit browser all in one app. I think I will be getting the $499 one.