I really liked this post at Brain Posts , not so much because I have an iPad (because I don't), but because of the idea of developing a comprehensive file library for whatever portable computer one uses. The point made by the author is that, with netbooks and iPads, carrying around a large number of pdf files, some of which can be quite informative (and contain charts, graphs, data,etc.), as well as directly related to one's work. The list provided at the linked post appears quite comprehensive, though geared toward the clinician. I've been developing a library of pdf files for my work laptop, primarily for when I am called to testify on competency or responsibility. It is incredibly convenient to have hundreds of journal articles, all in pdf format, located on the hard drive of a laptop; no more dragging around a bunch of paper copies, just on the off chance you may need to look at one of them. At some point, I may make a list of some available pdf files that are handy to put on your portable computer, but of both clinical and forensic utility. In the meantime, I'm definitely going to take a look at some of the links provided at Brain Posts.