He really makes a meal out of this giving it its own section. Personally, I just swipe with four fingers.
My only iPad is the original I bought back in May 2010 and it's used a lot every day for web browsing, email, BBC iPlayer, games, OmniFocus, writing notes, storing documents (for example I just took my new bike insurance as a PDF on it to show the people at the Post Office so that I could get my Tax Disc!), listening to the radio, read my RSS feeds (like this one), read novels, consult iOS developer documentation, use it as a map with the brilliant "UK Map" app especially handy as I have the 3G iPad, track my Family History with Reunion, enjoy night sky exploration with astronomy apps and more.
It's not as fast as my 5th generation iPod touch and Safari can crash on complex web pages but I probably still use it more that my iPod, at least more "seriously" anyway. I might decide to replace it with the next iPad though as the retina display on the iPod makes the iPad display look very crude, I'm stuck on iOS 5 and the speedup would be welcome. Still very happy with it though.