the ipad is the arrival of the next major shift in info saturation. the value of the accessibility to all this stimulus will now shift to the user to determine. it will take time. apple saw the vision much more clearly than gates. ms makes business machines, typewriters. apple makes information access portals that happen to also be business machines. until now, greed-driven corporations have decided where this was going and how we were going to get there. The machine drove the content. now many souls have exited fruitful lives and become slaves to the machine. there is little hope fore them. but those that allow the value of the content to drive them will inherit the new age and begin to honor the relentless passage of time. ipad is a glimmer of the machine becoming secondary to the content. it will allow us to recede the machine to the background of the content gathering process and reduce that process to a flick of the wrist. ipad is infancy. but it is the harbinger of a new age. content driven life. quality can now thankfully trump quantity.