Kevin: On Techdirt, some more critical comments about the iPad and the hopes and dreams of media companies. This one really struck me, and it's a question that I've had as well. "A few months back, I tried to ask a simple question that we still haven't received a good answer to: all of these media companies, thinking that iPad apps are somehow revolutionary, don't explain why they never put that same functionality online. They could. But didn't." The one issue I would say is that the iPad's gestural interface does change what's possible, both in new opportunities and new limits. I definitely agree that many in the media look at the iPad as yet another way to create artificial scarcity. I doubt that it will work, especially because the media in its apps madness seem to forget that the iPad has a web browser.