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 …
@Ragarath Yup! my one year old smashes ants on the iPad but turns the pages of books and/or hands them to a grown up so they can be read to her. She also makes exactly the same pinch and zoom gesture when stroking the cat or beeping me on the nose. Perhaps more interaction with an analogue child is needed?
My 6 YO is getting a Android tab for Xmas, my 2 YO loves playing on my current Android tab.
Daft bit is my 6 YO is about to be taught "joined up writing". Am I alone is thinking Why? I haven't written anything serious beyond basic musings on dead trees for years and certainly not in "Real writing" as it was called when I was a kid. I'd rather them spend that time doing something more productive with the time than teaching her a skill she will probably never ever use.
Please tell me you're joking.
How many broken washing machines are there in your front garden?
My battery died.. and it's late at night..
And I'm stuck in town.. What's the number for the taxi?
Quick let me "write" that down on my hand.. I need a keyboard..
Oh.... Daddy didn't teach me this bit...
Ian you are certainly in a very tiny minority who think that instead of using one's natural appendages, who want to replace that with a shiny battery operated one.
So you don't teach them math either.. "why, just use a calculator"
You're kids are the ones on TV.. 1+1 is... hang on, let me grab my phone.
What next? Why hands? Just have the phone implanted, duh..
"my brain battery died, so I'm stupid till my recharge..."
I'm not certain if the people who have commented on Ian's post have read it the way it was intended. Ian seems to indicate that he is against his 6 YO being taught JOINED UP WRITING and if that is the case, I agree with him. I was taught joined up writing at school but i don't use it now. I see no need to join up my letters when i write. It is a skill that is no longer needed except in very small circles and should be dropped in favour of more useful skills.
If Ian is referring to writing with a pen and paper in general however, then i encourage him to immediately attempt to gain himself a Darwin award and i weep for his children
i take it back
I've just read his later reply to LOL123 and the reading of that seems to suggest he's against kids being taught to write at all
in that case despite me giving him the benefit of the doubt it is a n utter fail and i pity his kids
if joined up is the same as "cursive" writing
I'm very sad at the idea that it isn't being/mightn't be taught. It can be a beautiful, very personal expression with qualities that don't come across in typed or simply lettered text. I have some letters from a now deceased friend, and if I look at them, I instantly get a wonderful jolt of his personality by looking at his distinctive cursive handwriting. I'm on the computer much of the time, and write far more emails than I do letters, but I still believe a hand-written note with the personal qualities of cursive writing makes a special impression.
I'm glad they are dumping cursive from the curriculum. There are only so many hours in a day, and cursive is a truly useless skill in this day and age. As long as they still teach kids how to print so they can jot something down in a pinch, cursive will never be missed.
Of course, it not being taught might actually make it cool and unique to know, like calligraphy was in my high school. Seeing papers handed in like that was highly entertaining...
This really is scary! And it also backs up a lost I wrote last week after I saw my 2 yr old nephew playing with his iPad!!
I've never seen a 2-year old handle things so precise. My 3-year old kid has had a go at my tablet a few times, so I know what they can do at this age... The kid in that video is most probably older, or the video is tricked.
Somewhere on the prodigy spectrum?
Kids develop at all sorts of rates, and some will astonish you.
e.g. Hunter Hayes at 4 years old: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57sfRo26fAc
e.g. Taliya at 3 years old: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CgGM67QZPE
e.g Christian at 2 years old: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKOApC9KB48
e.g. Shae at 1.5 years old: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01rFO9ugy-s
Rather sad but that's today's life for kids!
Kids don't care, they just take it all in without even thinking. My 8 year old just takes info in like an bottomless bucket, whether it comes from electronic or paper form. Kids these days don't think anything of jumping from screen to book, to magazine, back to tablet, to PC screen in the space of a few minutes.
They've never had a world where these things have been slowly introduced and been able to marvel at the wonder of it all. Technology has always been there for them, an electronic gadget is nothing special to them, it's just another in an endless line of information suppliers. It's a little bit sad that kids under 10 are so jaded but on the other hand if they want to get on with life these days, they have to be that way.
I've done this
Tried to scroll my newspaper.
Tired of playing with daddy's shiny iPad? There's a nap for that.
This just became the new signature on my email.
Babies are cute
I doubt the kid thinks the magazine is a broken iPad, but it's still a cute video. Then again I find all babies cute.
Looks like it's just me...
... that noticed the baby isn't actually doing anything productive with the iPad, just randomly making stuff move about on the screen. But I suppose that's exactly what the baby has seen its parents doing... :oP
Another bit of foolish Jobsian i-dolly worship.
I wonder if Apple would like to use my new advertising tag line, it is available for a reasonable fee...
The #insert_tablet_name_here#, an essential tool for those with poor motor skills.
Ermm, I think some of you are reading a little bit too much into this - it's just a funny video. I don't think it actually says anything about anyone's parenting skills.
Mind you, when my son aged about 4 and his friend were given a disposible camera to play with when camping, they did keep looking at the back to see the picture...
Bollocks. It was David Hubel and Torsten Wiesel, BTW.
The reason colour blindness predominates in males is that one of the rhodopsin genes, a mutation in which causes a shift in the absorption peak, is sex-linked, i.e. it resides on a branch of a chromosome that men don't have (and not having that arm is what makes them male). Therefore a male has only one copy of this gene and a mutation in that gene copy will render their colour vision atypical.
And for the next article:
Fluffy kitten plays in cardboard box. Cardboard box is not cat bed.
And what happened to Political Correctness...
Why isn't the baby's face mosaiced to indistintion !
Almost on parr with
Scotty attempting to interface with the computer on Star Trek 4 - Voyage home.
i am still hoping for Dust Repellent paper..
I didn't say that she shouldn't learn how to write or do mathematics ( which she is actually very good at ) what I did say is I dont want her to waste time learning "joined up" writing which was a skill taught when people wrote each other letters and were happy waiting a week for a reply. When did you last read anything written in human scribbled joined up writing? I certainly can't remember when I did and I dont think its likley to make a sudden come back.
At your analogy of writing a taxi number down, why would she need to do that when she could just type it straight into the phone itself? or even SHOCK HORROR remember it?
You weren't joking.
With any luck, your daughter's basic education will be entrusted to people with a little more perspective and common sense.
(and, although your question was rhetorical, my answer is "five minutes ago" and it's something most people do all the time. Simple reason for this: boot time for a pen / pencil / crayon / burnt stick is zero seconds, they rarely run out of batteries and a reasonable scrawl is still, for most people, the fastest way to transcribe information. Also, doctors notwithstanding, there's rarely a format incompatibility issue...)
I think he was talking about cursive, and to be honest learning a SECOND way of writing with a pen and paper is a colossal waste of time that would be better filled with some math or hard science classes. Block printing is good enough to get by in a pinch, you don't need cursive to jot down a phone number...
I read somewhere of someone printing out an animated gif and wondering why it was no longer animated. Probably totally untrue though.
Holo-feel books 2035?
I feel quite unwell, I'd eat my feet if this ever happened to my kid. Ipad and paper books yes. Ipad only no chance!! I guess by 2035 people will buy holo-feel books for that old school real book odor and feel. As it is if things carried on the way they are if I'd likely be dead anyway :-P
The touch-zoom someone claimed she's trying on the magazine, not something she's trying on the ipad as later pointed out, but it does look like she's learning about depth preception, searching for tactile feedback on the text and trying to pull out a sticker.
Cute, mildly amusing misunderstanding.
6/10 for stated concept
but I suspect more liekly:
10/10 for successfully trolling media houses and their punters! -because at no point does she seem alarmed OR hand it to daddy to fix, which is a child's first reaction to broken things.
10/10 then, El Reg got suckered :p
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waste of typing and video
both the writer and video person (may be the same i cant be bothed to look) are looking far too deeply into this.
it doesnt understand what either are and what they actually do.
a monkey can pickup a car key and some annoying over hyped human will go look, wow, this monkey can drive!
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