Like the rest of these things it ends up falling somewhere between a PC and an overgrown PDA, Pepper Computer has been showing off their new Pepper Pad 2. Basically it's a Linux-based tablet PC with an 8.4-inch touchscreen, a 624MHz processor, 20GB hard drive, 256MB of RAM, built-in 802.11g WiFi, Bluetooth, an SD memory card slot, and something else you won't see every day: a QWERTY keyboard that's been split down the middle, with one half on one side of the screen and one half on the other side. The big idea is that people'll use them around the house to access their digital photo and music and video collections, or do email or IM or whatever, something which seems pure fantasy unless this thing is inexpensive enough for the average person to seriously consider buying it as a second computer (since no one is gonna buy a Pepper Pad 2 to do their taxes or for their kid to write term papers on). But do we sorta want one? Of course. Are you familiar with our line of work?