IPads etc are not a replacement for windows nor OSx they compliment either platform by providing a method of accessing day to day chores fast and efficiently like browsing, email, music, movies etc. And please DONOT mention flash or I will self destruct lol. Again this day and age mobile devices such as iPhones and iPads fill the gap for portability and that is what makes it so great. Other technologies are coming like RIM tablets , and many more and that's great. Remember in the world of IT 12 months is a long time.