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What I learnt from the iPad & My Parents

Back in April my parents bought an iPad and wanted me to help them set it up. Everybody says it’s really easy to do but how easy, really?

So I decided to not help them but film it and look at what they went through to get it done. Then I wrote about it on Big Red Tin.

Here’s a taste:

The only computers my parents have ever used are Windows machines. They call viruses “bugs”. My father still complains about the purchase of a seemingly unnecessary maths co-processor in 1990. My mother writes down all the instructions I give her and follows them one by one. These are not people to whom computer technology naturally presents itself as being in any way obvious to use.

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