Get Nicholas's take on the iPad's over on — seriously, CNN

New York (CNN) — We were right all along. It’s called the Apple iPad, and it’s a smallish, $499 computer (for the entry-level model, that is) that can best be described as a big iPhone or iPod touch.

It will be available in 60 days. Apple Inc.’s Steve Jobs made the announcement today in San Francisco, California, an event that had provoked the usual, but always startling, over-the-top anticipation and speculation.

Years from now, maybe people will be asking, “Where were you on January 27, 2010?” in the same way they ask, “Where were you on July 20, 1969, when Apollo 11 first kissed the surface of the moon?