I caved. I *CAVED*. There was a whole row of them at the campus bookstore, and I felt my will-power slipping away. I am now the proud owner of an Apple iPad (64GB, 3G+WiFi; if I'm gonna go to hell I may as well go express!). As far as I know my reputation as the first U of M librarian to buy the latest tech gadget has been upheld. I'll report back on my experiences, and I will also compare and contrast the iPad versus Amazon's Kindle as an ebook reader platform.