For years I’ve been saying that someone needs to make a computer that is the size of a sheet of paper and that can do the functions of a cell phone, photo album, computer, camera, video player, organizer and electronic book reader. You could take notes on it, watch movies, send email, write reports, manage spread sheets etc. US Robotics had the right idea in the 90's with their Newton but the technology wasn't quite there and they gave it up and went for a small device now known as the palm pilot (which I have used since 1995) and then Apple really got close with the iphone but it too is just too small to allow me to throw away my lap top. Well today it looks like my wish has been granted. Apple announced the iPad. Basically a larger version of the iPhone. I’m not sure exactly what features they offer but if it is anything like the iPhone I’m ready to sign up. The only problem is that I’ll bet (like the i phone) they are exclusive with AT&T.Oh well, good bye Verizon and hello AT&T.
There have been more books published in the last decade than in all of the previous history of the world.