This is my nephew, Ben, and my mum looking at the iPad together.
My mum is nearly 81. She is very bright and articulate but she has never really understood computers, even though she insisted on buying a new one earlier this year. She calls email ‘enumbers’ and complains constantly about it being ‘broken’. (Although we’re getting off lightly – another friend’s mum regularly rings her in tears because she can’t get the hang of it.)
Anyway, on Sunday afternoon Ben showed my mum the ‘Talking Ginger’ app, which is basically a little animated ginger cat that can mimic your voice. My mum LOVED it and couldn’t stop playing it. So there you are. She may not be able to switch a computer on, but my mum can use an app on an iPad.
*This is my entry for The Gallery – the theme this week is Back to School