No - not one of those threads. While I myself am not finding an immediate need for an iPad - I can't deny that there are some that will actually benefit from having one beyond it being a luxury item. I am speaking of those who have medical conditions which would render a regular keypad useless. The size and touch ability of the iPad makes it perfect for stroke victims who have lost their speech to communicate. Anyone with limited mobility in their hands/fingers as well And as others have said - children learning to read. And special needs children who might have trouble with regular keyboards and such.