(I meant to write 'Perspective' in the title - irony...) I was a bit underwhelmed with the keynote, however the introduction of iWork left me impressed. But, I don't think some people realize how the lack of multitasking can harm the enjoyability or practicality of the device. After thinking about the device for a while I found a significant 'hypothetical' problem with the OS: If you are writing a research paper/proposal in Pages, and need to use Safari, you'll have to open and close Safari/Pages every time you want to switch. A steady workflow is impossible with the current iPad software, and that's why it will be an impractical tool for students who could have potentially used the iPad for surfing the web, music, and writing papers. Writing papers will be a NIGHTMARE on the iPad. It will be much easier on a netbook, even with the iPad keyboard attachment. I would have bought the iPad if multitasking would have let you have 2-3 apps open, but it doesn't. I don't see how light multitasking would have "cut into" macbook pro sales. It still wouldn't be intuitive enough to replace the OSX experience. Also, a stylus that would have let you write over PDF's, documents, and e-books would have been spectacular. That alone would have probably made this gadget a "must-have" for students, but the iPad doesn't have much appeal to the academic sensibilities of students. (If it did, then this would have actually been a revolutionary product, IMO). I really like the speed and fluidity of Safari, the amazing multitouch capabilities, and I think the app store will produce some amazing things in the coming months. Even if I want to take notes in class and browse the web at the same time, I can't do that, and if I try it, it will be very frustrating. As far as I'm concerned, the netbook is still a better tool for students by a longshot. Finally, is it even possible for 3rd party apps to create app-switcher, or multi-tasking? I'm not too knowledgeable about what the app store offers the iphone, but if there will be a good 3rd party option that lets your surf and write at the same time, I think I might get it.