As gas prices creep up, more people are turning to hybrid and electric cars to reduce their fuel costs. Still, the number of electric cars sold is only a tiny percentage of the overall number of vehicles moving off car lots annually. Recent price wars have helped drive interest and purchases.
Our world is one of pitiful extremes. Famine, poverty, war...and a store full of people wiling away their afternoon deciding which piece of technology they 'need'. Buy your tablets I say, just take good care of it and make it last.