This afternoon Steve Jobs of Apple announced Microsoft’s newest addition, the iPad. It’s pretty much a mixture of the iPod touch and a netbook. If you don’t realize this already, this thing is going to be a HUGE deal. Remember the time before iPods? Well in a year or two you will be remembering the time before the iPad.
This is also a great sign of hope for the media industry especially news because apple has said that they will be working with news outlets to allow customers to subscribe to magazines, newspapers and other websites directly onto the iPad, much like it did with the music industry with iTunes.
The screen is going to be about 10 inches and will weigh less than 2 pounds. Perfect to slip in a brief case or backpack and to pull out and read the morning news without wasting 50 sheets of paper each morning.