The reactions to the iPad I have seen so far almost exclusively fall in two camps: people who think it’s lame (even though we know how that worked out for the iPod and iPhone nay-sayers) and people who rave about it as the future of computing.
Where are the people who worry about it being the future of computing? I have seen writing along lines from Rafe Colburn so far, but precious little else. And I feel my worry is more fundamental than he expressed.
No home computer generation is going to grow from the iPad. And if it is the future, possibly ever after. The revolution devours its own children.