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Just what IS a computer anyway?

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

The Apple iPad: Is it a computer?

Some argue it's not, citing the lack of a keyboard, a limited operating system, and the fact that users can't get under the hood and tinker. But the iPad does have a CPU, memory, and lot of other computer-y components.

Whichever way you go on the iPad-as-computer question, there's no doubting that our concept of the computer is changing as technology permeates our lives more and more.

Guest: Dwight Silverman

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