Happy birthday, iPad

One year on and our jaws are still dropping

In December 2009, on this very website, I wrote a very silly thing. "There's no way any device, not even an Apple one, can live up to the hype the long-awaited Apple Tablet has generated," I grumbled.




Former lion tamer, Girls Aloud backing dancer and habitual liar Gary Marshall (Twitter, Google+) has been writing about tech since 1998, contributing sage advice and odd opinions to .net, MacFormat, Tap! and Official Windows Magazine as well as co-writing stacks of how-to tech books. "My job is to cut through the crap," he says. "And there's a lot of crap."