Apple's new "What Is iPad?" ad is really a tender homage to the Apple Newton Message Pad device that was killed off by Steve Jobs on February 27, 1988. I've included videos of both ads so you can compare them.
The "What Is Newton?" commercial filled television screens in the 80's, which makes the newest iPad ad from Apple an ultra-cool nod to the message pad of old that almost started a mobile faxing revolution. It could also send something called "electronic mail".
Is iPad is the bigger and vastly improved Newton coming back from the Apple graveyard for round two? I think we all know the answer to that question.