Now that the aforementioned government shutdown has been averted, it was time to endgame the pledge drive. So… it is purchased*. 32GB, 3G iPad2: it should be arriving this time next month. After that, it’s just a matter of picking up various wires and peripherals and doohickeys and whatnot. And updating the wish list, of course.
Thanks again to everybody who contributed to the pledge drive.
*Just in time, too: my eldest spilled a cup of seltzer onto the netbook, which is currently drying out in a pile of uncooked rice.