this week Apple is making a not-so-secret announcement, generally understood to be the company’s entry into the small (not tiny, that’s the iPhone & iTouch) computer market. Apple has changed my life so many times now — the Mac, iPod, iPhone — that i wonder whether another such lifestyle-shattering experience is possible. i love my Kindle, but wouldn’t be reading be more satisfying on a color screen? i’m considering dropping my cable tv subscription for computer-based entertainment, and wouldn’t an Apple tablet make a fine entertainment enhancer? i’ve shunned my alarm clock, even my clock-radio, for waking up to my iPhone or Mac alarm or music, but can’t i imagine a sleeker, smoother entry into the day? and aren’t there things i need that i don’t know i need yet? Apple will tell me. and soon.