I've been involved with Apple since the days of the Apple II. Through the Apple //e to the Apple IIGS onward to the Lisa and then the Mac, I have used and/or owned almost every Mac model through today's Intel and even took a sidetrip to Newton land and of course I brought an iPhone into my life.
For many years I ran what was then the largest online user's group in the world -- the MAUG Apple Forums on the CompuServe network. Spent about twenty years there helping people understand the Mac, myself learning from others, having a ball and giving the Apple online community somewhat of a home. Started and ran MacUser Magazine. Got to know many of the people behind the Mac, had a really enjoyable time.
So now I'm waiting in line for the iPad announcement, waiting to go to my email and get the auto-note from Apple to go and put my pre-order on file. And, meanwhile, I'll be joining the community here which already looks to be top-notch and rewarding.
Hi to all and onward to the iPad!