On Monday, my mother (age 98) asked me about my iPad. On Wednesday, my sister, Bonnie, and I took her shopping at the Apple Store at Kahala Mall.
It didn’t take too long. With some help from Noah, one of Apple’s in-store experts, she walked out with her shiny new iPad.
There’s a bit of a learning curve. She had to discover that you can’t rest your fingers on a touch screen. And if you’ve never used a computer before, the point-click-drag basics aren’t necessarily intuitive. At 98, her fingers aren’t quite so quick or nimble, and her eyesight not as good as new. But Bonnie reports she is making progress, and learning at her own pace. Her goal is to be able to browse genealogical web sites and share information she has gathered over the years about our family tree.
In any case, the adventure has begun!