Looks high in novelty value, but I can't see this one going the distance personally.
Ok there are many reasons I can see it being important, but here is a some details from a comment I posted in another forum that I think is relevant to this question...
There is abit of an unofficial debate going on about whether the iPad is important and really anything new and whether we need at all. I'm in the 'its very important' camp and I think this video below of a 2.5 year old playing with the iPad for the first time demonstrates a few reasons why.
This little girl has never seen one and although she has played with dad's iPhone before she's never used an iPad. I think this video shows just how important the device could be for everything from reading to photos to interactive learning etc.
There is alittle bit of screen slapping going on at the beginning but give her 5 mins and she has really got to grips with it very quickly. As all you do is ummm touch the screen .
Very interesting video and also shows how this could be powerful if used in schools in part possibly?
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That's fine you have your point and I have mine.
Just come back in 2-3 years time and let me know if you are not using this device or a similar touch screen type device that is pretty much a laptop minus the keys...you must see the over all advancement in technology and where its going here, surely?