I didn't intend to get an iPad
. For a start, I'm in the UK, and - even before the recent news that Apple would be delaying the tablet's international release - there's no sign of them at my local Apple Store. Beyond that, though, while I could appreciate the design and the glowing feedback
Vincent proffered from the iPad's launch, it just didn't seem like the device for me. And yet, when on Saturday April 3rd my US colleagues asked "would you like us to send you one?" I said yes. Since it arrived, around two weeks ago, I've gone through marvelling at the industrial design, puzzling over how to fit it into my daily routine, and finally - perhaps grudgingly - recognising its strengths (and, of course, its weaknesses).