Video of 99-year-old woman using Apple iPad goes viral

Discussion in 'iPad' started by *LTD*, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. *LTD* macrumors G4


    Feb 5, 2009

    The iPad: Empowering Everyone.

    Video of 99-year-old woman using Apple iPad goes viral

    "A 99-year-old Lake Oswego woman stars in a YouTube video that’s gone viral," Lynne Terry reports for The Oregonian. "Virginia Campbell sits on a sofa in her apartment in Mary’s Woods Retirement Community" using her new Apple iPad.

    "Campbell, who graduated from Reed College in the early 1930s with a bachelor’s in English literature, has always been an avid reader," Terry reports. "But she suffers from glaucoma, making it difficult to read."

    Terry reports, "Now she’s reading books on the iPad and writing limericks on it as well. 'The thing that’s so neat is there’s nothing between you and the screen,' Adelsheim said. 'You can enlarge the print, and it has a much brighter screen so you can read on it more easily than with a regular computer screen.'

    "Campbell, widow of former Lake Oswego Mayor C. Herald Campbell, has never owned a computer before — or a Kindle," Terry reports. "But when she heard all the hype about the iPad she wanted one."

    Terry reports, "Campbell actually wrote a tribute in appreciation of her newfound freedom from the frailties of old age."

    To this technology-ninny it’s clear
    In my compromised 100th year,
    That to read and to write
    Are again within sight
    Of this Apple iPad pioneer.

  2. ClaireL macrumors 6502a


    Apr 4, 2010
    New Jersey
    Bless her! I think that is so moving and wonderful! Man, I'm happy for her.

    I think of my own senior citizen mother, I show her cute videos on my iPad and she loves it. I'm going to try to get her to play Checkers with me on my iPad too.
  3. Dillenger macrumors 6502a


    Mar 23, 2006
    Central, Illinois
    First the Wii to get some of our older folks bowling, and now the iPad. Good deal, and I hope she enjoys her new iPad.
  4. vini-vidi-vici macrumors 6502

    Jan 7, 2010

    The stupid Oregonian now thinks the iPad is a mobile device... I think this just started, as it was fine last week. Anyway, it doesn't work correctly, and you can't read anything on the iPad anymore. I hope they get this fixed!
  5. pvmacguy macrumors 65816


    Sep 2, 2009
    That's awesome! Great to see the iPad is so simple that even the older crowd can use them easily.
  6. vini-vidi-vici macrumors 6502

    Jan 7, 2010
    Come to think of it, that lady probably cant read the article they wrote about her!
  7. H00513R macrumors 6502a


    Mar 12, 2010

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