Steve Jobs was demonstrating almost rhythmically the ease of handling the iPad. Its large multi-touch screen is going to be great for reading emails, news and ebooks. Accessing web content from wherever you might be positioned (i.e. an iPhone) might turn out to be a very satisfying experience. Audio and video, the Calendar and Contacts, iTunes and iBooks, and the Apps all on a device that can be used in many situations with little or no compromises to comfort. The potential for personal and commercial creative applications for this device seem promising. The iPad's pre-released design and features seem to have at least met but probably exceeded my expectations, even more so than the smart iPhone.