I am not a baby boomer I am 47 but I think the ipad will be a success. I wan the 3G model because I don't always go to hot spots. I go camping a lot and at some of my campsites I have 3G and the ipad would be great to have at camp. Everything I have read so far on different sites from people complaing is that why get the ipad when you can get a lap top. I fel they are completely different. I look at the ipad as a better product than the Kindel or sony reader. It will be a lot easier to sit and read on the ipad than on my lap top. I guess what I am saying is that I see the ipad as a kindle on steroids.