Hello, iPad.

I got hands-on time with the new Apple iPad today. The user experience with that device is unparalleled. Programs (apps) are instantly responsive. I’ve never seen a YouTube video play so smoothly, or look as good.

My experiments with the iPad onscreen keyboard proved much smoother than the iPhone/iPod Touch onscreen keyboard.

Assuming you can deal with the closed architecture, the iPad is freaking phenomenal. It probably is the single best product I’ve ever used.

If we weren’t expecting a baby in three months, I’d have one.

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Author: Jason Haas

Jason is an elected member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, occasionally moonlights as an amateur gardener, and is a proud father of two, or three, depending on how you do the math.