I'm kidding; most of the content I've seen about the iPad is pretty legit, and I was particularly impressed by Deb Aoki's collection of thoughts from manga publishers and comics creators, most of whom are really very excited for the device as another outlet for digital manga/comics. Which is kind of funny to me: the iPad is supposed to essentially be a very accessible tablet netbook type of device, but cooler because it doesn't have Windows or something...but publishers are decidedly reacting to it as primarily an eReader.
And they should. For manga, it makes a lot of sense, and the iPad could be really cool, provided that Apple doesn't block out all of the good stuff. (The exclusion of Yaoi Press's Zesty, a very tame BL manga, from the app store is disheartening-- if light gay romance isn't okay, why would something dark and violent like Hellsing be? Or something super-ecchi and awesome like Sundome?) Not being an iPhone user, I don't know if this applies as firmly to anime as to manga, but it's something to think about.
I don't think it'll be such a great device for anime, though, and here's why: the device will not support flash. YouTube will doubtless have an app, and Crunchyroll's iPhone app may also work if the video quality is decent enough (but at least at the moment you wouldn't be able to watch the simulcast eps, only the week-olds), and for the time being, there shall be no Hulu. (Hulu was developing an iPhone app as of spring 2009, but it hasn't launched-- yet.)
On the other hand, maybe it'll slightly discourage downloaders: there's no USB slot, so your options would be Bluetooth or computer-to-computer WiFi, assuming that there are iPad-specific releases or a codec pack app. Oh, and there'll be no DVD drive for those of us who actually, y'know, buy DVDs still. And no multitasking means that you presumably can't pause, do something else, and come bac to it.
Unless there are some pretty significant changes to the iPad, I think I'm going to just stick with a clunky netbook, which will be more amenable to my otaku habits. How about you?