I just got my Mom an iPad with 4G, because she has access to her computer, wi-fi, DSL internet, or television. (There is actually a TV in her room, but it’s welded to the wall, and is too far away for her to see.)
I thought to myself “What can be simpler than an iPad? It’s completely intuitive.”
It turns out that it’s not completely intuitive, not when you’re an 89 year old lady who’s always been a slow learner when it comes to electronics. “Point” and “swipe” seem to be elusive ideas for Mom. I’m confident, though, that with several days (or weeks) of repetition, Mom will be able to read books, check her email, and watch news videos.
I’m counseling myself to patience, which is one of the many, many things I do not number among my virtues.
This is by way of an explanation for my continued diminution in blogging. Right now, my family needs me. Their needs trump my blogging.