I know all the drawbacks: why buy this when you have a netbook? It doesn't do anything a laptop can't do. It's a content-consumption device, not a content-creation device. It's expensive (although I have a rebate from something else that I could put toward buying it.) On and on.
I don't care. I at least want to get my hands on one to see if there is a Mystical Connection between woman and machine.
It isn't rational, this feeling. I just am drawn to the idea of it, the way that (stereotype alert) many men are drawn to cars and apparently, as Dr. Isis has taught me, most women care about shoes. (I don't.)
I waited two years for my Kindle envy to go away, and finally it did, but what's the use if iPad envy took its place?
Maybe I need to wait until this wave of techno-envy goes away.