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A man plays with the Apple iPad during an Apple Special Event at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, Calif. - 

On a scale of one to 10, Future Tense commentator Dwight Silverman gives the iPad a seven. The second generation could be a 10, he said.

UPDATE: Apple sells 300,000 iPads on the first day. Today's Future Tense used an analyst estimate, which was the best data available by our deadline.