After a week of hearing news and looking at photos and videos of the iPad, I’ve pulled the trigger. This thing should arrive in a week or so after making an 8,000 mile journey around the globe. Actually, it will be it’s second trip around the world: the first being from manufacturing in Shenzhen, China to the US for sale.

After playing with an iPad yesterday (Kevin’s) for a few hours, I’m really excited about getting this thing. At the same time, I’m wondering what’s going to happen to my 3G iPod Touch. Selling it would be easy but I’ve downloaded many apps, some of which I use everyday. Those are essentially unusable on the iPad and it seems redundant to keep both although the size difference is substantial and really affects use.

What am I looking forward to most? It’s hard to pick one, but it would have to be iPad development. I’ve been learning watching and reading tutorials on iPad app development and I’m looking forward to learning more.

After that, I’ve gotta say reading eBooks. Finally I can enjoyably read some of the hundreds of eBooks I’ve accumulated over the years. I’m already making plans to sell my current book collection which numbers well above 60 books. It’ll be a bit painful but for the first time in my life, I don’t feel that I’ll need them anymore.