99-year-old has first computer — an iPad

This is a touching video about a 99-year-old woman who recently bought her first computer — an iPad. You can read more on OregonLive.com. One of the first things she did with it was to read two books, something that she had been finding it difficult to do because of glaucoma. But with a backlit screen and ability to enlarge text, the iPad has made it possible fore her to read books again. And she uses it to write poetry, including a limerick about the iPad.

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Jim Karpen holds a Ph.D. in literature and writing, and has a love of gizmos. His doctoral dissertation focused on the revolutionary consequences of digital technologies and anticipated some of the developments taking place in the industry today. Jim has been writing about the Internet and technology since 1994 and has been using Apple's visionary products for decades.