iPad futures

I keep reading stories like this about the iPad:

I was always going to enjoy using this device, but I confess to not having been prepared for quite this sort of transformative experience. I truly wouldn’t want to be without it from now on, and (work notwithstanding) I’ll be making a concerted effort to use it as my sole travel/portable device whenever possible.

Creative Space & iPad (via kottke.org)

They’ve all been largely obsoleted (at least at my home) by a sleek $499 device that doesn’t really have any right to be called a “computer” in the traditional sense. 

Sure, there’s a handful of tasks that I still would prefer a real computer, but — amazingly — that list has now shrunk dramatically. In less than a week.

What iPads Did To My Family (via Daring Fireball)

Two similar perspectives from very dissimilar writers (a Mac coder vs a CTO at EMC). Question is, is this just the glow of a new toy, or is it truly a “transformative” moment in tech evolution?