The iPad was a surprise 50th birthday present from the wife and kids. I've had it a month now and use it all the time (though in truth I would probably not have bought one out of my own money!). Three things I've learned: electronic books are great, Apple is big-brother, 99% of apps are rubbish and, try as hard as I can, I can't find a website to be annoyed at the lack of flash, er, at (ok four things). Overall though, I'm well pleased with my new toy and glad to see an active, friendly forum for it. My other hobbies are photography, eclectic music and warm beer (bitter) - preferrably all at the same time!