One cannot claim to be a genius with the declaration that tablet computing will be the wave of the future; CES was clear about this. However, the iPad having been copied purely from the iPhone architecture is not suitably prepared to dominate this market without extensive updating on both the hardware and software sides. Apple has the bank account to make this embarrassing mistake a right from a wrong, but it is clear that the years of product envy have caught up with Steve and company. The iPhone has 140,000 apps it shouldn't, with 139,000 of them being variations on the flashlight. Developers for the iPhone are leaving the platform in droves due to the promise land of paying off that mortgage and retiring in the Bahamas not quite coming true. The cell provider top 10 lists that plagued developers for years is now a fixed limitation to all developers in the app store...albeit extended to a top 25. With the rumored Windows tablet that Steve Balmer has been avoiding for months TRULY drawing dropped jaws from Apple devotees, it is clear that Apple missed the mark in nearly every conceivable way. People need to solve problems with devices otherwise they sit and collect dust. iPods are impulsive little gadgets that are cheap enough to buy and forget, and they don't require subscription plans or constant recharging; yet iPhone battery life is the single biggest complaint about the unit. The iPad will undoubtedly fail to sustain a battery life with a giant screen and the GPU pushing tons of pixels per second from hours of constant use. Brace yourself is the frame of mind. Apple will most likely go with their standard tactic of creating a category that never existed before, classify the iPad in that category and claim victory. Sorta like America holding a Mr. Universe contest and not bothering to invite the other planets. So far we've had rumors out of Apple that they're already bracing for a poor reception for the device and are preparing to offer lower prices, and subsidies from data carriers for people who are extremely bad at math. I salute those who are willing to take the dive, because as I've said before, you will be helping to finance the unit that the rest of us "hope" will be developed next. I just hope that bragging about how bad your first unit was is enough to satiate the second degree burns from your wallet.