IT’S HERE! The long-rumored, much-anticipated Apple tablet is now finally here. Apple’s iPad is at least as good as what tech speculators thought it would be. Hitting the ground running with 140,000 apps, this new category of tool will likely see more than a million apps for everything imaginable before the end of 2010. But how will education factor in? Like software for the PC in the 1990s, there may be no end to academic-oriented applications. And you can bet they’ll be so much more user-friendly—and just plain fun. A new industry is born – apps for the iPad – and an important subset of that industry will no doubt be the academic tools that we are about to see roll out, not to mention the straightforward interesting content for lifelong learners in the form of books, periodicals and other content. So now that there’s a widely agreed-upon platform, is content once again king? And who will develop it? Seems that’s where the future is going: how to present authentic content in its most attractive, rich and interesting form so as to make learning easy and truly pleasurable. What do you think? Hear from the people at Apple who made it happen.