“A magazine is an iPad that doesn’t work”

A stimulating statement there — a magazine is an iPad that doesn’t work — however as this post over at Gizmodo points out, the statement has merit as far as one particular 1-year-old girl is concerned.

As the video’s anonymous creator notes, for this 1-year-old girl, “A Magazine Is an iPad That Does Not Work.” She tries to pinch, tap, and zoom paper pages. And why not?

via Watch a Baby Treat a Magazine Like an iPad—The Crazy Future.

Here’s the video in question:

Note how the little girl is trying to make the magazines zoom and move. She just assumes that it’s how things should work.

I came across the post thanks to this tweet from Russell Buckley.

Wolfl then followed up by pointing out that watching this video reminded him of this scene from Star Trek — the one where Scotty has trouble interfacing with a Mac:

Heh. Genius.

Back to the iPad point — my 1.5 year old son Archie is seriously unimpressed with the television. He’s been trying to swipe that now and again. And look for the ‘home’ button too.

By Ewan

Ewan is Founder and Editor of Mobile Industry Review. He writes about a wide variety of industry issues and is usually active on Twitter most days. You can read more about him or reach him with these details.

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