The iPad turns five today. That’s five years of reading emails at breakfast on slabs of glass and aluminium. Five years of wondering what the hell we were thinking when we first heard about this subtly transformative device.
Milled aluminium. All-day battery life. Intel Core i5 and i7 processors. A large, clickable trackpad with excellent multitouch response. If you didn't know any better, you'd think I was describing a MacBook Air.
I'm typing this on a laptop with a real keyboard. Real, as in without the compromise in size, tactility or function that you've come to expect in laptops. I don't really know how to express how strange that is.