Build to order manufacturing! Finally! (Guess Oracle has the guts - Sun's people have pointed at HP's SAPping for years as THE reason not to go this way.)
And the sleeper slipped into the pack? the application appliance desktop computer (aka Sun Ray) driven off the local cloud (i.e. 2 CMT machines.)
And, speaking of the insanely great: iPad's A4 != x86 It's a PA Semi designed PPC/SOC derivitive. Know why it doesn't cost a thousand bucks and still works fast on low power? Did I mention.. A4 != x86 ?
Seriously, does IT news get better than this?