If a pound and a half "gets heavy" for you after any length of time you've got some serious muscular issues.
The point is, since you missed it in both my post and the actual article, that there are better devices for use as an e-reader then the iPad. In a mobile device that you use for long periods of time, weight matters.
And again, at no point did the author actually say it was "too heavy." Did you even read the whole article? Because the overall tone is actually positive
and at one point he actually referes to the iPad as "light". He only calls it heavy compared to other e-readers and this is absolutely correct. So again: seriously?