Apad - The Andriod iPad

René Micout rene.micout at numericable.com
Mon May 24 03:36:43 EDT 2010


In France also.
My mother is 83 years old, she has ordered an iPad and branching ADSL Internet access. This will be the first computer in his life ...

Le 24 mai 2010 à 03:24, Kay C Lan a écrit :

> On Mon, May 24, 2010 at 12:08 AM, <Roger.E.Eller at sealedair.com> wrote:
> 
>> I see these low cost pad type devices becoming the future grandpa's
>> computer.
>> 
>> Have to agree with this one. My completely unscientific survey at an Apple
> store recently noted that of all 6 purchases I witnessed, 1 was a Uni
> student who bought a MacBook whilst the other 5 who bought iPads (well put
> their name on a list because the 3Gs were all sold out) were all 60+ and
> some mentioned they had a Kindle and the main purpose of the iPad purchase
> was to read.
> 
> When I got home I rang my Mum (70+ y/o) with the intent on making some
> subtle inquiries about if she knew what a Kindle was etc, to gauge whether
> it was something she might use. To my surprise she was fully aware of what
> an iPad was, and has every intention of purchasing one as soon as they
> become available in her country.
> 
> The reason, a smart phone is way too small for any useful reading, she
> regularly drags a laptop to the State Library but feels it's too big, so a
> Pad style device seems to be the perfect compromise. She considered the
> Kindle too limited in scope for the work she has to do at the Library and
> was already aware of iApps that existed that were going to be 'very
> helpful'.
> 
> My Mum is an Windows user, is aware of my Apple tendancies, but due to how
> far away I live, my brothers, who consider Steve the anti-christ, ensure Mum
> is kept well clear of such uncleanliness. I must say I was very surprised.
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