Some members of this forum may recall that I've often scoffed at the description of Apple's description of the iPad as a 'magical' device. While I'm totally enamored of this machine, I'm jaded enough to snicker at the mystical description. Well, I hereby recant those deprications. You see, I first bought the iPad as a device to aid my disabled wife in accessing email and the web. I took the first week of ownership to learn its workings before I presented it to Laurie and today, feeling confident, I gave her the machine and let her use it as I assisted. She can use the touch screen. She can call up and read email. With a little help, she can tap out simple replys. After I put in the bookmarks, she can tap on the screen and interact with websites. Plus, she finds it easier to read her Kindle books than she did on the Kindle itself. After about half an hour she cried a little...she tapped out a simple email to her brother and got a response of congratulations on her success in using the functions. So I take it back. This little gizmo brought joy to someone. It's magical. I should never have doubted.