So the iPad was hot news for the MW2010. Surprisingly only a handful of participants, out of more than 600, had one. Many companies in the Exhibition hall had one, and two were even raffled to the joy of all participants (not that I did win any of them, but anyway).
But having had a close encounter with an iPad I must say I am very eager to get hold of one myself. It is handy in size, a little heavy but the screen is just excellent for displaying books, or interfaces mediating cultural heritage. The possibilities are endless.
As only a few participants had an iPad that was also an indication that it is still quite difficult to get hold of it in the US. The 3G version is not out yet. Rumours were that the Apple stores in Denver had sold out. It will be very interesting the see how the iPad makes its way to the next year’s conference, MW2011 in Philadelphia.