Make no mistake, today’s introduction of the iPad was a big
deal for a lot of reasons. But for news media it was nothing less than
earthshaking. As we swim through reviews from the technology press it may be hard to
see the forest for the trees – especially since the iPad is missing Flash, a
camera, a hard keyboard, whatever-floats-your-boat, etc. – but the reason why the iPad is
important to news media has less to do with hardware and more to do with
software we have yet to see.
Before I go further, a disclaimer.