Ever since I sold my Kindle, I’ve been set on buying a tablet computer to read books, long web articles, and watch video. I waited to hear what the newest offerings would be from Apple and Google to make a decision. The Motorola Xoom with Honeycomb is tempting, but now that I’ve seen the iPad 2, I’m sold. Three reasons: 1. Generally I think it’s prudent to wait for 2nd gen products. The iPad has been on the market for a full year now, so iPad-ready apps like Flipboard have had time to become available and mature. 2. I want to get back to using iOS seriously so I can make informed comparisons between it and Android. 3. The iPad is the superior tablet on the market right now in terms of form factor (it’s thinner and lighter, though the screen is smaller), battery life, and price. Having an iPad will also kickstart my Todo.txt Touch app development for iOS—I’m only motivated to build things I actually use. Update: Also, have you seen the smart cover? That thing looks awesome.