I mentioned a few months ago that I was planning to get an iPad 3 when they were released. I did get one and now that I've had it for a few months I thought I'd post my initial impressions and experiences. There have been plenty of reviews of the iPad and while the latest iteration is only a few months old, the product has been on the market in earlier incarnations for several years. So the point of this is not necessarily to write something novel, but rather how the iPad has been improving and enhancing my life in particular. This is one of the longer posts I've written in a while, so for the attention span challenged the summary is that it's an awesome and transformational device; including some ways in which I had not anticipated.