The obsession of the tech-savvy this weekend was the release of Apple’s iPad. The tablet computer, which looks like an oversized iPod Touch, is being hailed by many as a revolutionary device. But there are some critics who say it’s a sign that the Internet revolution could be coming to an end.
On its Web site, Apple boasts that the iPad makes you “feel like you are actually holding the Web right in the palm of your hand.”
Paul Sweeting, an analyst with GigaOM, sees it differently. “With the iPad,” he says, “you have the anti-Internet in your hands.”