My tech speak about the iPad confused my mom. So mom, this one is for you. Here is what the iPad is (http://www.apple.com/ipad/)
Now what is it exactly. Well that is not so easy.
Most simple explination is; It is a large screen iPod/iPhone. (You know it plays music and video Think of it as a new version of the walkman mom)
What is the business purpose? Well, here is my opinion.
1. Email. It lasts all day battery wise, yet is more portable than the laptop
2. Apps. It has unique apps from education to other
3. Cool factor. Why not.
What are other purposes?
1. Mobile video player
2. MP3 player (IE Music mom)
Hope that helps.
No, it is not a replacment for depends :)