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Youth is not wasted on the young. But apparently paper is, and so are static and archaic publishing models that don't involve pinching and poking. This baby is so used to an iPad that old-fashioned dead-tree media is just baffling. Somebody get this baby an Android tablet and some Arduino boards, tout de suite. Tip of the hat …

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Anonymous Coward

Err

It's a baby. Babies can't read.

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It's a baby.

What's not to like?

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@amanfromearth

Screaming, stinky nappies and projectile vomit!

They're great when they belong to someone else though!

I'd love to see a version of this when the ipad and magazine get a good coating of 10 minute old dinner - I bet there would be a slight difference in reaction from the owner of said items!

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All babies do this with books & magazines (heck, even some grown men grope at magazines), it's just the tablet responds to those touches where as the paper does not. Interestingly enough, the magazines respond when she tries to turn the pages, but the tablet doesn't. That to me sounds like the death of tablets! Or not.

Nice bit of entertainment, poor bit of journalism. Should be filed under Bootnotes, not Hardware.

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Bootee notes?

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@Vitani

"Nice bit of entertainment, poor bit of journalism. Should be filed under Bootnotes, not Hardware."

Perhaps not. Bear with me. Hubel and Wesel (spelling may be wrong) reared kittens in an environment deprived of horizontal phenomena, at a critical stage in their neurodevelopment. The result, when released into a conventional environment? They could not 'see' horizontal features and bumped into them. I believe the reason why colour blindness predominates in males not females is that they are not brought up to identify and use colours in the same way that females are. A conventional psychobiologial/neo Darwinist explanation might be than men are not thought of as requiring the skills necessary to put together meals not contaminated by (eg) toxic berries or perhaps decaying/infected foodstuffs.

There are other more interesting neurodevelopmental tales to tell, including ones behind the development of social and political behaviour of children as they emerge into adulthood, spending/thrift and on it goes.

In sum, you have a lump of biohardware on your shoulders, it has a manufacturing process that continues after birth, and how parents bring up their children is important, as evidence by the eccentric, nay dangerous, behaviour of one (supposedly adult) Harman, H.

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@ scorchio Colour blindness

Colour blindness occurs because of a problem on the X chromosome not because women look at colourful things more than men. Men have one X chromosome and women have two, the problem needs to occur on both X chromosomes in women that is why men are more likely to inherit colour blindness.

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@CC

Yes. What's more, some women may be tetrachromats.

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Colour blindness you say

Horizon series 50 episode 1.

The tribe at the end is fascinating.

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Childcatcher

Ive got a 2 year old and a 8 month old, and both use my ipad(2). we keep it to a minimum as we want our kids to have a life, but as a geek, how can we not let them have a play, afterall there are just so many cool apps out there for kids.

anyway, both of mine have the same problem, the eldest cannot understand why the TV or old mobiles dont work touch screen (even though seeing him touch the tv whilst im using the controler i guess is cruel and misleading),

but you think about the world they are going to grow up in :

3d tvs,

touch screens everywhere

kinnect etc,

the mind boggles, there is probably no requirement to teach them to use a mouse, by the time they are old enough to use a standard pc properly, mice will probably be a thing of history.

add into that the printable paper lcd screens we have heard about, magazines petentially could be touch sensitive soon anyway..

as a parent i think the most important thing we all have to face for this next generation is to really try and keep there feet ont he ground as well as open there eyes to whats out there. just whatever you do, dont let them get consumed by it,

but unfortunately there will be a bucket load of social outcast, moron kids that dont know there is actually a world out there.

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(Written by Reg staff)

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At current rates, none of our kids will have jobs by the time they enter the labour market, so they may as well start to learn how to piss away their time on gadgets as as possible.

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2000AD

"At current rates, none of our kids will have jobs by the time they enter the labour market, so they may as well start to learn how to piss away their time on gadgets as as possible."

Ahead of it's time.

Or something. I wish they'd agreed to change the title to 3000AD. Or possibly, 2020AD...

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You have a point there; after all, laws seem to get more invasive and draconian all the time, and our leader has a Clegg for back-up.

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I must be getting old.

But I find the tone and language of this editorial interjection somewhat below par.

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@Tony Smith

You mean unemployed teenagers can afford iPads and other gadgets?

I reckon they should be taught to be satisfied with pressing the button at pedestrian crossings.

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@but you think about the world they are going to grow up in :

> 3d tvs,

> touch screens everywhere

>kinnect etc,

And cameras to record their every movement and gesture.

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@Tony Smith

To quote from The Ballad of Halo Jones, I think you mean "Increased Leisure Citizens" :-)

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@OrsonX

Not old enough, I think it's spot on.

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They won't have the money for gadgets so will have to just sit there figuring out how to turn the pages on their paper magazines at the local library.....oh shoot, they might be closed too.

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Pedestrian crossing buttons.

Many of these are a waste of money - they give the illusion that the pedestrian is in control, but in bigger traffic junctions, it's all to do with the timing of the traffic lights. And while I'm ranting, With proper pedestrian crossings why the hell is the delay at the start after pressing the button. To my mind, the lights should change fairly immediately to allow you to cross and have the pause at the end. </rant>

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Fully understand.

My 2 & 1/2 year old stands in front of the TV with her hand out and moves up and down - as that is what she has seen when using the Kinnect. To her that is "how" you work the television.

And as for phones, surely you *always* touch the screen ... She knows no different - if you present her with a classic phone with buttons she thinks that what you pay for shopping with ...

Go figure! This is their world now not ours. I had some Lego and Meccano and a TV with 3 channels and 4 buttons on the knob on the front - and this is all I knew.

Regards,

Steve

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Of course they are a waste of money, along with the roads. You don't need the roads to get to where you want to walk, and the fact that there are other people who have different needs is lost on you. As is the concept of minimizing the total of the squares of delays.

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Holmes

The function the change the lights does begin instantly, but they run Java on a 50Mhz CPU and sometimes the Garbage Collection kicks in, hence the delay.

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Happy

From first step to NextStep.

Amusing but anecdotal.

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"It will remain so her whole life"

Imagine the situation in 15 years time...

This exam paper is an ipad that doesn't work.......

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He won't be able to pay for education anyway

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Clearly...

in 15 years time, exams will be taken using the iPad 17S

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Re: Clearly...

I'm not sure your math is quite right there... unless you're suggesting that from now on Apple will be releasing an ipad a month for the next 15 years?

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Unhappy

Misread 17S as 175. I deserved those downvotes.

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Anonymous Coward

I can't say I'm at all surprised to see that.

If I try to use my iPad during the daytime my 1 year old will always climb up, steal it from me and then just play with her apps. If I wait until the evening when I put her to bed, I will without fail come back downstairs to find my wife on it. I can't win.

Perhaps I should start buying magazines. Maybe they'd confuse the baby by the lack of interactivity and distract the wife with celeb gossip. Then I'd get a chance to find out what this angry birds thing is.

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Awww...

That's all

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Anonymous Coward

Utter nonsense

This video shows nothing of the sort. Yes the child is likely use to an iPad as opposed to a magazine but it's shows no signs of frustration when it realises the two are different. It just realises the two are different and guess what? They are!! Methinks the video creator needs to attend fanboys anonymous.

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Actually, this video makes me a bit sad. If a baby knows more about iPads and iPhones than magazines and books, that really just means that baby has had more interaction with iStuff than with Real Stuff. Which means instead of learning useful skills like fine motor control and imagination, she's learning that entertainment is a single finger-poke away. Give her a few years, and she'll be just like some kids I met at the park - everyone else was running around, having fun, and they were sitting on a bench playing their Nintendo DS's.

When I was a kid, my parents didn't even own a TV, and I didn't miss it - and I was rarely bored. The kid down the street had a Nintendo, his own TV, and all sorts of fancy interactive toys, and was bored all the time. Kids need fewer gadgets and toys and computers, not more...

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*sigh*

As a comment on the Youtube page says: kids (certainly 1-year old) do this on anything you give them... It just happens that on the ipad something moves in response.

No way this kid is trying to interface with the magazine...

The person putting up the video and claiming this nonsense shouldn't have kids, since he has no clue about raising them.

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Three pretty obvious points

One, babies have always pointed at things.

Two, babies have always loved shiny moving things.

Three, what should we conclude? That we should dumb down interfaces to baby standards?

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And they're not already? :P

Hate to point this one out to you =P

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It's already been concluded

See Windows 8 Metro and MacOS X Lion.

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...and just like that, Apple's secret is revealed.

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Joke

Well better than confusing them the other way around

E.g.

An iPad is a magazine that doesn't bend.

An iPad is a piece of paper that gets you smacked when you draw on it with crayons.

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erm

"Three, what should we conclude? That we should dumb down interfaces to baby standards?"

I thought they already had...

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According to my 9 months old, magazines are full of shiny things that can be ripped apart and spread around the house. As for the eee pad, it's nice to pull away from daddy's face then mash hands on repeatedly.

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Oh no, babies play with things to find out how they work. Shock, horror!

My only thought was at that age my two sons knew the difference between a book and an interactive device so what have these parents been teaching their little one.

She did not even use the tablet properly, just moving things (which is incredibly simple) no demonstration of pinch and zoom unlike with what this person interpreted as pinch and zoom on the magazine and then replayed because they were SO amazed. To me the perceived pinch and zoom was just her trying to work out where the page turns.

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So what's new..?

For them, it’s “always” been this way. For my youngest brother, there has “always” been World Wide Web. For me, there has “always” been TV. For my parents, there has “always” been radio. For my grandparents, there has “always” been telephone/telegraf, steam locomotive, horseless carriage, etc. Nothing new to see here, move on…

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Sheesh - yoof of today

Not like our day when we were directly keyed into reality -

When every Rolls Royce was driven by Amos Burke

Every sticky lolly had Kojak on one end**

And every guy using a biro in public was actually talking to Ilya Kuryakin

** For those too young to know, some company in England brought out a sticky lolly under the name "Kojak Pop" and was duly sued for breach of copyright (or whatever). Plus ca change.

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Memories

Our school lollipop man (who also happened to be bald a la Telly Savalas) was given the nickname kojak...

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Doesn't Work?

I'll tell you what doesn't work. Filming in portrait mode.

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that's the i effect

@LuMan

try rotating the monitor/tv 90 degrees like we do to watch most films made by my wife with her iphone

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Anonymous Coward

Incredible...

...that such an epic fanboi managed to laid and father a baby in the first place!

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Anonymous Coward

Simples

We're not obsessed with writing garbage in every Apple related article so we have more time to enjoy actual social and sexually active lives.

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We're not obsessed with writing garbage

you seem to be here writing garbage now so it seems to me that your definition of sexually active is probably left or right hand.

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