When the date for the announcement was set, I started hoping that Apple would release something like iWork for the â€œtablet.â€ I doubted they would so soon but the hope was there. As I figured, if they did, theyâ€™d be sending a clear message that this was the future of computing, not just for gaming, watching videos and reading books.
The inclusion of mobile versions of iWork were the thing that convinced me I could actually use this thing for real work — not just the stuff I use my iPhone for. The inclusion of Keynote is what makes the iPad so attractive to me. To be honest, Keynote is really the only piece of desktop software I use … I do a lot of talks and I've not been able to switch to Google Presenter which is funny given I use web services for everything else.