Shawn wrote the post I wish I had written about the iPad this morning:
It’s really not hard. It’s a 10 inch flat screen where magic happens. Get it? Of course you do. So go fucking buy one. Stop taking everything so damn seriously. It’s just an amazingly cool computer. Don’t you like amazingly cool computers? Stop wringing your hands about platforms and publishing industries and openness. You don’t really even care about that shit. You think you do but you don’t.
It was especially nice to read Shawn’s post just after reading Cory Doctorow’s ridiculous writeup, “Why I won’t buy an iPad (and think you shouldn’t either)”, in which he rambles on for more than 20 paragraphs about how the iPad kills innovation (because you can’t open it with a screwdriver and play with the circuit boards—yes, seriously) and how buying apps in the App Store is equal to working for the mob (again, SERIOUSLY). Give me a break.