Change is a common process that happens throughout all our lives. It's necessary and important - it has to happen, regardless of what we think. Sometimes, we have no say on what changes and how it does that. It's easier to accept it and change with it.
Tablets seem to embody the neutralisation and monetisation of a technology's liberating potential. What is more, after the rise of hacktivist groups such as Anonymous, tablets certainly appear more conducive to placidity and less threatening to the status quo.
I've had a few problems with technology this week. Anybody who saw me shouting - very loudly, in the middle of Earl's Court Exhibition Centre - at a laptop which had committed the heinous crime of being temporarily unable to connect to the internet will know what I mean.