By way of John Gruber's Daring Fireball blog comes a blurb about how Dan Lyons (of Fake Steve fame), who initially hated the iPad after the keynote announcement, has come to do an about face and now cannot wait to get his hands on one.
From his initial reactions after the keynote:
And now just this week on Newsweek's cover story about the iPad he goes on to say the following:
This is a trend we're seeing quite a bit around the tech blogs where the iPad was once an easy joke to be had at the expense of completely missing the point about its very existence to begin with. Now that the pundits are seeing huge sales in the pre-order stage of the launch, they're starting to re-think their initial reactions to the device. One can estimate that this trend will only continue to pick up as this week's iPad fever hits what is sure to be an all-time high with the launch set to happen in less than one week's time.
There is no doubt that the iPad will be the piece of tech gear for the foreseeable future. Any tech blog or writer worth their weight in salt is not going to want to miss out on the millions of eyeballs scouring the internet for information on the device. Get ready to see more than a few one-time iPad haters jumping on the bandwagon as if they never had a doubt about the little tablet that could.