Rui Carmo delivers a great article on Tao of Mac lashing out against the anti-iPad pundits. Read it, especially if you’re on the anti-iPad side.
Judging by my links to pro-iPad posts of this nature, you’re probably aware of where I stand. I think it’s a great device. I’m OK with its closed nature, in the same way that I’m OK with the closed nature of my Wii, iPod, TV, and VCR. The iPad wouldn’t displace my laptop entirely, just for tasks where I don’t need an awkward device with a keyboard attached. The only thing it’s missing for me is a camera for video conversations. (I haven’t upgraded to an iPod Touch for that reason as well.)