Forbes’ Brian Caulfield has identified the key to the iPad’s success: kittens.

I love the cause-effect reasoning in this bit:

When Jobs wanted to show off his new tablet computer, the iPad, during its first appearance, he turned to National Geographic. Flipping through images of critters on the new device showed the world what the iPad does best: Web browsing…

To seal the deal, Jobs played a YouTube clip of a surfing Jack Russell terrier. The result: So far, Apple has sold millions of the devices.