I've just got an iPad 2 and been motivated to join here.
My main activity in life, work, is writing software for real time information systems integrating messaging, databases and specialised Point of sale type devices. In my spare time I also write software for scientific applications. The main one being simulation of Bayesian reasoning in the mammalian cortex.
I live in Surrey with my wife of over 30 years.
I am interested in far too many things. Too easily distracted to progress most. Recently embarked on learning quantum mechanics from ground up. This is hard. My blog was on live spaces until Microsoft betrayed it's users by kicking them onto Wordpress which is too hard to use. Now it is at zotric on blogspot.
Having owned many pc and other computing devices for 30 years plus, I think the iPad is groundbreaking. Beautifully made and a joy to use. Its mobility, elegance and robustness seem outstanding.
I do long for cursor controls though. Trying to position the cursor is a frustrating mess as the man said.