From the "Things that got buried on my desk" Dept.:
...I don't know how many thought to grab the great unsung artist Wah Chang—he of the original TOS communicator design— when flip-top cell phones "debuted"... but I was sitting here and had to wonder what Mike Okuda and Rick Sternbach were thinking, PADD-men all, when Jobs finally let the iPad out in the open. :-D
So... I asked Rick what he was thinking the day it was unveiled, and he emailed:
"I'm thinking that it would be nice if Steve Jobs sent me a 64GB model with 3G wireless and a free data plan. :) Good to know that we had some really good ideas back in the day."
I had nothing to do with it, but now for you Facebookers out there: it's not too late to join the page that does demand Rick and Mike O. get their due—at least according to us in Trekland:
Have Steve Jobs give Rick Sternbach and Mike Okuda iPads
Of course, of all the talk and debate, the true question for Jobs is:
Why not double-D it and give us the "iPADD"?