Call me ignorant (fine) but I've been thinking about this whole multi-tasking thing and I honestly can't think of a reason that multitasking should be on the iPad. I've read the some of the posts on the forum and various tech blog pieces bemoaning the lack of multitasking and I've come up with a list of scenarios that have been suggested as a reason to have such a feature: 1) Listening to music while... I love listening to music and especially when I'm typing, the iPod app can run in the background while running many different apps. Sure Pandora and AOL Radio are nice but I'm sure that eventually someone will jailbreak it and those can run in the background with the proper app (I prefer my own music over the radio anyway). 2) When researching and writing a paper... Most information needed for research during writing a paper is done independent of the word processor, so what's the big deal in opening Mobile Safari, copying what you need from the website with the information, closing Safari and then opening Pages and pasting? Sure it seems like a lot of steps for a simple process on a standard computer, but apparently the iPad is fast. Additionally if you're trying to write a paper on the iPad (and not a computer) you've already recognized that this is not the most ideal device for that task. 3) Additional multitasking thoughts... Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and a good many instant messanger clients all support push notifications. If you're in the middle of something and get one of those notifications, close the app you're working with (most worth-while apps will save the data before closing out), open the one that sent the push notification, reply to it and go back to what you're working with. If the speed of the iPad is to be what has been reported then this task should take a limited amount of time. 4) I can't think of any more scenarios but my thoughts on flash... Really people? Flash is a deterrent for buying a mobile product that isn't a laptop? I want someone to name a product that isn't a laptop, has multitouch, has a battery life somewhere close to 10 hours (for video), an enjoyable GUI, user experience, and that you have or are planning on purchasing and is around $500. I read an article about the reaction to the lack of Flash support on the iPhone and how instead of boycotting the iPhone websites changed their pages to support the iPhone if not redesigning their site then making mobile sites optimized (read: without flash) for the iPhone. If the iPad is popular enough iPad optimized sites might also become a popular option for companies wishing to regain their previous viewer numbers.