Last Updated Jun 18, 2010 9:52 AM EDT
The question is, how has the iPad fit into my work and personal life? How do I use the thing day-to-day?
Answer: I don't.
Make no mistake; I like the iPad. I think it has a cool factor that's off the charts, and I can see how it may yet evolve into a viable replacement for at least some mobile PCs. (I think its best chances lie in vertical markets -- schools, hospitals, restaurants, etc.)
But I often go days without even touching it. Why? Because just as I noted a few months ago, I have no practical use for a tablet. Sure, the Netflix app is cool, but usually I just watch the TV, thanks. As an e-book reader (I'm a big fan of e-books), the iPad is too heavy.
I suspect I'd use it more if I didn't already own an iPhone, which remains my go-to device for e-mail, the Web, Twitter, e-books, games, and apps in general. As for travel, I need a keyboard, plain and simple. Any work I do on the road involves typing, and lots of it.
So there you have it. I bought the iPad so I could write about it, but if that wasn't a requirement, I'd go back in time and save my $599 (I foolishly sprang for the 32GB model).
Do you own an iPad? If so, are you using it much? Tell me how -- or why not -- in the comments. In the meantime, be sure to read about Dave's love affair with his iPad (keeping in mind this is the same guy who thought robot dogs were cool).