Bought my iPad the first weekend it was out. I remember coming to work (I work in a large facility) and it was all over the building that "Ron Epstein has an iPad." Everybody was stopping in my office asking to take a look. I remember showing it to a few of the women up in the front office. One of them exclaimed, "Ron, that iPad is going to attract women just as if you owned a puppy." Well....not quite....but it did lead to an interesting flight. Today was the first time I brought my iPad on a cross-country flight. I loaded it up with a few films that I converted to MP4. So, I am sitting in an aisle seat with my iPad watching a movie. I must say, the picture quality was outstanding. Looking around, I saw people peering at me from seats beside and behind. It was if I was holding something rather magical in my seat. Next thing I know the flight attendant is tapping on my shoulder. "Excuse me," he says, "Do you work for Apple?" He must have noticed the Apple logo polo I was wearing. "No" I replied, "I just bought the shirt at their Cupertino Store." The flight attendant was enamored with my iPad. "Oh, I am a big Apple fan and I was thinking of buying a new Macbook Pro or the iPad. How do you like the iPad? The screen is so beautiful." I went on to explain to him all the cool things the iPad does. Even gave it to him to hold and try for himself. "Can I get you anything from First Class?" he asked. I said no thanks. "We just heated up cookies I can get you some." I again declined because I didn't want to piss off the other coach passengers around me by having the flight attendant serve me food out of first class. The attendant stopped by again several times to admire the iPad. We talked a little more about Apple and the business he was trying to start. At one point I got on line to go to the bathroom at the back of the plane and he came up to me asking if I wanted to use the bathroom in First Class. I again declined. No sense doing that kind of stuff in front of people in coach. It was just rather interesting how my iPad got me all these perk offerings on a Continental flight. Wish the flight attendant was female as it would have made the situation more interesting, but it was kind of cool nonetheless that my iPad attracted that kind of attention. BTW, after years of having to take out a heavy laptop to watch a movie on a plane, you have no idea what it's like to have a lightweight player like the iPad that you can watch 3 films and still have plenty of battery power left.