Just saw this great story on the web.
- 99 year old lady with glaucoma, who has difficulty reading due to her glaucoma, gets her very first computer.
- It’s an iPad
- iPads permit users to adjust brightness and font size
- iPads are easy to use
- Lady can now read her beloved books again, using her new toy
Not only does this story combine 2 things I love – namely an Apple product and a nice old lady – but it makes me so happy to see someone taking so much delight in something that she loves, something that we usually take for granted: being able to read what we want. There’s a video showing Virginia Campbell (that’s the heroine of our story) playing with her new iPad – and but for being a bit taller and not using phrases like “Awesome, dude” – she could be a 12 year old kid rejoicing in a cool new toy. She even used her iPad to write some limericks:
To this technical-ninny it’s clear
In my compromised 100th year,
That to read and to write
Are again within sight
Of this Apple iPad pioneer.
Lessons for today:
- You’re NEVER too old to do what you love
- You can keep doing what you love if you remain open to new experiences and if you’re willing to try new things
- You can never go wrong with an Apple product. (LOL, sorry, that’s not a lesson, that’s a blatant plug. Steve Jobs, if you want to send me a free iPad, just email me at ami [DOT] kim100 [AT] gmail [DOT] com. 😉
It’s a great story and a wonderful video. Check it out.