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Old 09-30-2011, 09:00 AM
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Default Senior Citizens, This iPad is for You!

http://www.tuaw.com/2011/09/28/thre...ll-for-seniors/

"Forbes has put together an interesting list of three things the iPad does well for seniors. The writer points out that Apple's iPad makes it easy for seniors with bad eyesight to adjust the text inside apps like Safari or iBooks. Safari's pinch to zoom text adjustment is especially easy because there's no menu button commands to tap, unlike with iBooks."

I don't think anyone can argue the ease of use of the iPad, being able to pick it up and start right in is definitely an advantage especially when you are talking about our senior citizens. I really don't think the glossy screen is a disadvantage, unlike the author of the article, but then again I have the glossy screen on my MacBook Air too. What are your thoughts? 

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Old 09-30-2011, 04:03 PM
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ease of use of the iPad, being able to pick it up and start right in is definitely an advantage especially when you are talking about our senior citizens.
Because we are all addled simpletons on the verge of dementia? The seniors of today are the folks who brought you radar, ethernet, jet engines, semiconductors, GPS, space flight and on and on. You wouldn't have the iPad, were it not for us seniors. The iPad is way more suited to 'today's' generation, who can barely make change without the assistance of an electronic device. There are some brilliant kids out there, but what are they doing? Building games and social networks. You show me a place where really practical stuff is being done and I'll show you old guys, and gals. The iPad is good for seniors 'cuz it's easy...haaarrrumph...whippersnappers. Excuse me now, I need a nap. Where'd I leave my slippers?
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