How It Was: The iPad was still an unbelievable rumor tucked away on a message board somewhere out there on the Internet.
How It Is Now: The iPad 2 is dropping this Friday!
What P Needs to Know: You picked a great time to get your freedom back, man. You can cop an iPhone 4 on Verizon today and the iPad 2 at the end of your first week home. Looks like Christmas is coming early this year for you.