Like many this morning, I awoke to a happy email from Apple noting that my iPad pre-order has shipped ... from Shenzhen, China. This is a location that most people in the western world would never have heard of if it weren't for Apple, since this is where their manufacturing partners' sweatshops are located. The package is scheduled to arrive "by April 3," which is of course the day that the iPad is set to launch. I'll try to impulsively not refresh the UPS shipping page all week. Really.