Although experts have been congratulating Apple on how competitive the iPad prices are, when you actually have to part with 500 bucks or more (if you want 3G, which is a must-have for such a device), it hurts.
There is a solution that won’t cost you a dime, though. It also won’t get you an iPad, but you can perhaps fool someone with poor eyesight into thinking that you have one, at least for a second. I am talking about a paper iPad.
To make one yourself, you’ll need these two PNG files: the front and the back. Print them, cut them out, and voila — your brand-new paper iPad is ready to… well, it can’t really do anything except sit on your desk, but considering the price is zero, I won’t hold it against it.