On iPad's 3rd birthday, it's a good time to reflect on some really epic claim chowder, that Horace Dediu put together in the March before its release (linked above). My personal favorite?
“Any tablet computer, including Apple’s eagerly anticipated iPad, will face serious problems in generating big sales. Tablets look cool, but the reality is they don’t do anything new.” Michael Comeau, Minyanville, 5 March 2010
Happy birthday, iPad. I got you sweet, sweet vindication.