I believe the iPad is going to be to education what the opposable thumb was to the monkey!! ...and you can quote me on that!! I also believe as more and more states shift to hands free calling (even the best hands free sets are terrible) and people shift more from voice to text, more people will dump their iPhones and buy a cheap dumb phone and a juiced iPad. That is my plan, the only sticking point is actually prying the iPhone out of my hands.
P.S. Great Show Ken!
...Another funny Quote is by Bill gates about 5 years ago when he said, "This is the year of the Tablet."
Why tablets might actually catch on this year, especially in education, is largely because Apple lines up a whole community that's willing to actually spend money on tablet based media. Apple users tend to spend more money than the Linux and Windows crowds. And publishing companies having faith Steve Jobs can do that makes it worth their time to start allowing more of their media onto these types of devices.
...And it doesn't hurt that Apple set the bar real high in creating a device with an awesome user experience, instead of the crap tablets Micro$oft has been slinging for the past 5 years.
So yeah, the Kindle, the (sch)Nook, the iPad, and the Android tablets are finally going to get a lot of content digitized. ...Still amazing to see some educational institutions resisting it.