99 year old lady becomes an iPad user – writes poetry

I always considered the iPad as the best thing to come along for senior people who aren’t tech-savvy.  It just had never occured to me how senior those seniors could really be and still make good use of the iPad.

An incredible video has been posted on YouTube showing a 99 year old lady who is using her first computer: an iPad.  The video tells that she has read two books and written 12 limericks with the iPad.   I’ve embedded the video below so that you can see for yourselves.


I have to say that seeing this woman being able to enrich her life and engage in creative endeavors left me with my eyes moist. Regardless of what anyone may wish to complain about the iPad: USB ports, camera, it doesn’t have flash… This is what it is all about… Simplicity!

UPDATE: This story has been picked up by Fox12 Oregon and they have their own video with an interview with our 99 year old lady, Virginia. The interview is really interesting to watch as well.



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8 Responses to “ “99 year old lady becomes an iPad user – writes poetry”

  1. blimp says:

    Wow, the iPad has truly brought about a revolution in the computing world. I mean, reading books and writing limericks, such wonder, such power.

    Interestingly enough, the same is possible with paper and ink, who knew?

  2. Mauricio Longo says:

    I can see that you don’t have an such an old lady in your family. I do. One with 94 years and a pretty dull life. One that can’t really read the small type on a regular paper book or newspaper.

  3. Ricardo Goldbach says:

    Totally agree, Mauricio – you’ve got a point there. Senior citizens should do like this lady, making use of every piece of technology available in order to have a dignifying and productive life. The most you live, the most you learn. Not stopping is the key factor.

  4. wow, it cool! She probably could broke the record of being the most senior person to use the ipad.

  5. Jamie says:

    @blimp, It’s clear you’re having trouble seeing the forest through the trees. I can make the exact same argument against your PC, and yet I don’t think you would be stupid enough to claim the PC isn’t a revolution. The PC was revolutionary because it brought computing to the masses. Unfortunately, since the invention of the PC, the masses have had nothing but problems figuring out how to use them. The iPad makes it an order of magnitude easier to do basic computing tasks. That is the revolution. If you cannot see this, you should probably get your eyes checked, because it’s clear as day to those of us with common sense.

  6. Marcio says:

    Blimp has an opinion, as I can see, most disagree. I believe it is because we are on the edge of a new perspective of the technology. Where understand how the technology works becomes less important than how to use it.
    See someone’s great-grandmother using technology as these days borne people are incredible and iPad is the exact right tool to allow this to happen.

  7. Glenn says:

    For older people Email templates are perfect. Send an Email to your family that you are Alive with 4 taps on your iPad. We have several older people sending us Thank you Emails.

    Alive Text – SMS/Email Templates.
    http://itunes.com/app/AliveText

  8. i am planning to buy an iPad since it looks lighter than a regular desknote and i don not use much of the features of a laptop.`;*

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