Charlie Sorel in Wired on things missing from the iPad but that don’t really matter anyway.
The iPad was supposed to change the face of computing, to be a completely new form of digital experience. But what Steve Jobs showed us yesterday was in fact little more than a giant iPhone. A giant iPhone that doesn’t even make calls. Many were expecting cameras, kickstands and some crazy new form of text input. The iPad, though, is better defined by what isn’t there.
What’s not there? The usual culprits: Flash, OLED, USB, GPS, Multi-tasking, Keyboard, Camera, Verizon, 16:9, HDMI. Charlie explains why it doesn’t matter.