I'm pretty excited about the upcoming release of the iPad. The idea of having a single device that is capable of ebooks, music, movies, games, and other apps is really the "ultimate" entertainment machine. I think what is really going to set the iPad apart is that it does double duty as an ebook reader though, but Apple has been pretty draconian at times about its app approval process. Currently for the iPhone we have kindle and B&N ebook reader apps. In Apple terms, won't this "duplicate" the functionality of their ebook app? Or is this phrase reserved for apps that come pre-loaded with the iPad? Of note being that the iPad isn't coming pre-loaded with the ebook app. Secondly, Apple has embraced the epub format, which is what public library use. There are libraries where you can in fact borrow ebooks. Will Apple allow libraries to tap into the iPad to allow its users to borrow books? Lastly, of SUPER importance to me is font smoothing. I know Apple loves making things look pretty, but not optimizing fonts for readability would be a real bad mistake IMO. I do a lot of reading online and my eyes hate the way OS X smooths fonts, which is why I'm on a windows machine again. Please gives us an option to use fonts optimized for readability Apple.