Jobs revealed today that he started working on the iPad "in the early 2000s" before the company developed the iPhone. When his engineers showed him the multi-touch interface, he realized it would be a good design for a phone.
We need to go beyond worrying about predators and pornography and start thinking about young people as true citizens in an online environment where young people are just as likely to create content as they are to consume it.
It's possible that the iPad can evolve as a tool for productive work, but -- for now at least -- it's mostly a consumption device. Consider that before you sell PC companies short.
With all the excitement about iPhones, and smartphones, it's easy to forget about the old standby personal computer. But despite the explosive growth of choices, PCs continue to do well in the marketplace.