Wow. The prelaunch hype surrounding Apple's tablet was like a gargantuan tornado which twirled chaotically and engulfed the industry. It seems everyone got caught within its ferocious funnel, and by the time Steve Jobs finally took the stage at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco last week, expectations had reached unattainable levels. Would it revolutionize the industry? Would it singlehandedly demonstrate the purpose of the midrange computer? Could it transport you to the future and fix you a cup of coffee?