First, newer netbook chipsets built within the last year should handle 720p just fine. The only thing holding it back on the web is Flash being a bloated pig, and if you have to use Flash, those videos won't play on the iPad anyway, making this a moot point.
Not really true
"The ones that just want someone else to do their work"
but there are always a few hapless romantics who like to see the world as it once was.
An arctic region covered with ice.
BLACK METAL! The icy dawn lifteth with an horizon like "Nordens" on fire!!!1
It's now possible for anybody to publish a website in a sea of noise, and get noticed, provided someone is looking for their content. This was impossible before google.
I'm sure Altavista was a little worse than Google, but it wasn't so useless that it was impossible to find stuff!
The best book on programming for the layman is "Alice in Wonderland"; but that's because it's the best book on anything for the layman.