I’m not planning to dump my Windows machine for the iPad. I am using the iPad as a consumption device, not a creation device (at least for now). And that’s OK. Like many people, I spend most of my day consuming, not creating — reading tweets, surfing Web sites, reading books (I’m still torn as to whether I like reading better on the Kindle or using the Kindle app on the iPad), creating recipe lists (via the iPad Epicurious app, and then cooking with the iPad on my counter with the instructions). I can read my Office documents by accessing them from my SkyDrive . I can use other apps I’m accustomed to, like Live Messenger, Hotmail, Google Docs, just fine on the iPad.