Arnie asked us in a recent e-mail what we thought of the iPad. For a group that seems fairly resistant to the Kindle and its various competitive iterations, I can safely say this about sums it up:
Personally, I think the iPad will have little to no effect on publishers. Tablet devices already exist and the tech consumer will vote with their dollars; publishers slap content into formats already viable for the marketplace and this is just another forum for it. Unless of course, Apple decides to make storytelling interactive, like those children's books with the buttons on the side.