The real story isn’t the iPad, but rather Steve Jobs uncovering Mario’s secret.
For those who are in dismay over Apple’s early April Fools joke, fear not, an alternative is coming via Goggle’s Chrome OS. Which disappointingly based on its concepts/mock ups looks very similar to the iPad so you can still pretend to be trendy and hip. Google understands how important your hipster alternative look is to you. They will accommodate.