It's one of those stories that's bound to invite comments ranging from the readers who can't see why this would even be news, to those who'll love it, for the simple reason that it's backing up their opinions that Apple's products are for the computer illiterate. Never the less, the reports that a two year old has mastered using the iPad will come as no surprise to the advocates of its amazing user experience.
The report focuses on a YouTube video uploaded by Claus Enevoldsen, the Danish director of interactive marketing for Freedom Communications, and father of 25 month old Viggo. The video shows Claus reading to Viggo in Danish, while using an English-speaking app on his iPad. Viggo's preference for Toy Story on the iPad, instead of a traditional printed children's bedtime story book, is glaringly apparent from the Viggoo's complete refusal at the start of the clip to let his dad read the standard fairy tale book.
Watch it here:
The article, posted on the Orange County Register, also depicts a 99 year old easily using an iPad, but the point the writer is trying to make is of the potential life-changing touch screen access to apps, and the internet that the iPad offers. The accompanying comments typically show that using iPads in education will help children learn in different ways to traditional means.
Then of course there's the old saying never work with animals or children, this little girl prefers her iPhone: