One more thing I wanted to comment on and then I think I’m done for now (I’ll let the next few years make the rest of my argument)...

About the iffy reviews:

Once again, my mother-in-law and the other folks I mentioned don’t read tech reviews. What they DO listen to are the recommendations of their friends and family. So far, in reading the responses on this article as well as on twitter and from all my tech friends (minus a few), the response to the iPad is a resounding “This would be a great device for my *insert family member.” Sure, it’s anecdotal. But it’s also one HECK of a mountain of anecdotes.

We’re in for a sea change. I hope you bought an umbrella.

posted by Rob Foster on Thursday, Feb 04, 2010