You see, it clearly is possible to “Teach your Grandmother how to suck eggs”.
According to an Oregonian newspaper, Virginia Cambell of Lake Oswego loves to read, but has not been able to enjoy her books due to glaucoma. And then she heard the hype about the iPad.
“It’s changed her life,” said her daughter Ginny Adelsheim. Mrs Campbell told her local TV station that “when I was born in 1910, they barely had the automobile in use”. Now she has turned into a YouTube star with nearly 90,000 hits and counting.
Ms Adelsheim said her mother is so enamoured of the device that “she’s writing all of her poetry on her iPad now. Her handwriting is so scratchy. It’s so much easier because she can actually read it. Others can read it, too.”
Other tablets are of course available, but even the most hardened cynic or Apple-sceptic cannot help but crack a smile at the sheer delight Mrs Campbell seems to derive from her new toy. Plus, it also shows that you’re never too old to learn new technologies.