UPDATE: While I tried out the Kindle and Sony E-Reader, I was unhappy with their limited text-only sequestered universe. On the iPad, I could easily read books and scripts. And not having an iPhone or iTouch makes getting an iPad more appealing. I almost pushed the buy button at the online Apple Store Friday night but balked--I need to figure out if I want the 3G ATT version available later this month in time for Cannes. UPDATE: The Mac salesman at Best Buy talked me out of 3G, and it won't work overseas anyway. I loved playing with the iPad (here's Popular Mechanics' review), but noticed that the apps cost real money, and add up fast. And they vary in quality (Netflix and Reuters stood out). This Fast Company argument against buying the iPad convinced me to wait--for now.
Here are five things movie lovers can do with the iPad. Tech Crunch's Michael Arrington, NYT's David Carr and WSJ's Walt Mossberg talk the iPad on Charlie Rose. Time's James Poniewozik is manfully resisting.
Here's Jimmy Fallon Friday night: