The long rumored Apple event is now confirmed. On January 27 at 10 a.m. PST, Apple will be unveiling its "latest creation." It is not publicly known for sure what will be revealed on the 27th, but it is widely believed to be a table device with a virtual keyboard and a new multi-touch interface. If you believe the rumors, think of it as a large (10" or so) iPhone.
Although likely a capable web-browser and gaming machine, for me the most important aspect of this rumored tablet will be its capabilities as an eReader device. Finally, it looks like we will have a multi-use device that can also serve as a capable eReader, with color and embedded video. In other words, we may finally have not only a new eReader device, but a platform to which one can publish multi-media books. This has significant implications for law textbooks - and particularly the Skills & Values series, which seeks to integrate print and online capabilities. This device might just merge those two in the same "book." (Disclosure: I am a series editor of the S&V series, and am currently working on the Discovery book in that series).