While I have much to blog--Wordsworth, Barrett Browning and other things, time has been limited because I've recently received an iPad that I've had to become acquainted with for things happening at work. A marvelous and frustrating machine--combining both the remarkable world of entertainment and the possible world of larger functionality. I would say at the moment it is not ready for primetime as one's laptop--(no ability to have multiple screens, etc. But as a palm-like device, instantly ready, it has some interest. As an e-reader it has the considerable disadvantage of large weight--it does not rest easy in the palm, as it were.