A number of...seasoned...soldiers expressed their disapproval with this new-fangled technology. Yet, I'm here to tell you that today I personally witnessed the iPhone's big brother, the iPad, loaded with educational applications for the Raven Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, held in front of about a dozen soldiers in a cramped barracks room.
I applaud Lt. Gen. Hertling for choosing this "off the shelf" product for testing. Virtually every soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan has an iPod, or a Kindle, or an iPad. It's time the military accepts this fact and offers applications for these devices.