After three days of extensive use of the Mini (a review unit on loan from Apple), it works and feels exactly like the iPad Air. Everything about it is of equivalent or identical quality: the display, the cameras (front and back), the performance, the battery life.
I wish they’d tell people up front that Amazon gets your email, the title and associated metatdata of the book you are borrowing, and the due date, and that Amazon will email you to tell you that the book is due in X days (usually 2) and offer to sell you a copy. I also wish that they required you to opt-in, or at least offer an opt-out.
The TidBITS staff, including my co-writer Michael E. Cohen along with Adam Engst, Tonya Engst, Joe Kissell, and Matt Neuburg appear on The MacJury podcast. Host Chuck Joiner attempts to herd cats while discussing Apple’s March 7 announcements regarding the third iPad, iPhoto for iOS, the refreshed Apple TV, and iOS 5.1. You can hear or download the podcast, which is both interesting and thoughtful, here.