“My 4 year old grandson is facile and very adept with his Dad’s iPad. His generation knows nothing of clunky desk top machines that weighed 60 lbs. out of the box,” Joan Lappin writes for Forbes. “He knows only of a slick one pound device with brilliant color, great sound and video right at hand that can transport him to wonderful entertainment, challenging games and great educational opportunities for 10 hours without a plug.”
“I was a late adopter of anything Apple and only came into the fold earlier this year,” Lappin writes. “I was quite surprised at the advantages Apple and its tablet competitors offer to senior citizens with diminishing senses. That includes people with reduced mobility. It is also user friendly for those whose hands, wrists, and fingers, twisted with arthritis, no longer want to cooperate to open doorknobs or to secure or open buttons or shoe laces.”
Lappin writes, “There is one major flaw in all the tablets I have seen thus far including the iPad. It is the high gloss glass on the faces of these devices. A well known photographer once told me that after 40, most people don’t like to look at photos of themselves because they don’t like how they look. If you are a senior citizen, each and every time you open your iPad in any kind of bright light, you are forced to look at every freckle, age spot or whatever on your face whether you want to or not. Maybe somebody could replace the high glare glass with something a little less like a mirror. That way as you expand the type to see what you are reading, you don’t have to look through your own wrinkles to see the text!”
Read more in the full article here.
• Age should not have its face lifted, but it should rather teach the world to admire wrinkles as the etchings of experience and the firm line of character. – Clarence Day
• We have to be able to grow up. Our wrinkles are our medals of the passage of life. They are what we have been through and who we want to be. – Lauren Hutton
• Jewelry takes people’s minds off your wrinkles. – Sonja Henie
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]