Originally Posted by KevB
Totally agree and understand your first point....but how could you possibly think that you could understand what others are "wanting to dip below"?
Right now, my three kids are sitting on the couch working through math problems and just finished an app that has them learning states/capitals. Earlier, I was watching the tourney on the MMOD app. Last night I played a pretty damn cool game, Dead Space. My wife really enjoys Facebook/email on the device. 2 night ago, I watched a movie on the Netflix app. Not having flash has been a nuisance exactly once for me since I got the device. These are all things that are apparently below your line, but I find them somewhere between invaluable and quite cool. Worth my $500? Well, yeah, it is.
I really appreciate your insight on the coming tech landscape, but the line of thinking that only idiots would actually buy an iPad because of its inferiority is getting old.
I have never said that only idiots would buy an iPad... I do believe only idiots would buy it and FULLY BELIEVE the Apple hype.
The fact that your entire family is enjoying the device makes it worth the $500 for you. I would never begrudge you that fact.
There are other specialized uses for an iPad that make sense as well.