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2.5 Year-Old Uses iPad for the First Time

This video has been circling the web the last few days… a young girl is frenetically working an iPad supposedly for the first time. She never pauses on anything for more than a split second. What do you think? Does this frighten or excite you?

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considering how progressive & thoughtful i feel adbusters is its kinda surprising that everyone here seems to be so caught up in labeling the video as good or bad.

the question posed in the blog valid, but frightening or exciting are not the only choices. bashing or championing technology are not the only options. critical thinking demands so much more.

its not our jobs to be more or less anything. we are what we are. plastic surgery & materialism are no less honest manifestations of the human spirit as veganism & being a grassroots activist.

regardless of the authenticity of the video i believe it lives somewhere in the grey area of tragically beautiful modern social commentary.

but that's simply my opinion & since apathy is killing us all slowly anyway, in the end i'm just happy that any real passion still exists.

considering how progressive & thoughtful i feel adbusters is its kinda surprising that everyone here seems to be so caught up in labeling the video as good or bad.

the question posed in the blog valid, but frightening or exciting are not the only choices. bashing or championing technology are not the only options. critical thinking demands so much more.

its not our jobs to be more or less anything. we are what we are. plastic surgery & materialism are no less honest manifestations of the human spirit as veganism & being a grassroots activist.

regardless of the authenticity of the video i believe it lives somewhere in the grey area of tragically beautiful modern social commentary.

but that's simply my opinion & since apathy is killing us all slowly anyway, in the end i'm just happy that any real passion still exists.

Awesome. Look at how excited the girl is. Of all the iPad-related media, this is the first one that had me thinking that maybe iPad does have an application beyond accentuating one's douchebaggery. She's having fun with a new toy. It'll be frightening when the device stops being a toy and becomes a necessary crutch, or a cult icon... oh wait.

"Did you just click on a link?" the main page asks. Of course I did. You bet I did! I had lived for sixteen years without clicking links, dumber than the time cube guy, more racist than the whole of stormfront taken together. Clicking links has made me a better person.

Having fun is fine. Suffering through yet another WoW raid because you have to, not so. Clicking links is fine. Sitting late at night waiting for the RSS feed to update, not so.

Awesome. Look at how excited the girl is. Of all the iPad-related media, this is the first one that had me thinking that maybe iPad does have an application beyond accentuating one's douchebaggery. She's having fun with a new toy. It'll be frightening when the device stops being a toy and becomes a necessary crutch, or a cult icon... oh wait.

"Did you just click on a link?" the main page asks. Of course I did. You bet I did! I had lived for sixteen years without clicking links, dumber than the time cube guy, more racist than the whole of stormfront taken together. Clicking links has made me a better person.

Having fun is fine. Suffering through yet another WoW raid because you have to, not so. Clicking links is fine. Sitting late at night waiting for the RSS feed to update, not so.

well, in the video we see a calm, seated girl, already prepared about the "new toy" and waiting for it, and her father is paying attention and talking to her all the time, so I don't think the item is in any danger. Do you? If she was tired or angry or let alone with it, then the item would certainly be in great danger...
I do like the attention given to her by the adult, that allows her play to be intuitive and exploratory and to find answers when she gets momentarily lost or confused about the "new toy".

well, in the video we see a calm, seated girl, already prepared about the "new toy" and waiting for it, and her father is paying attention and talking to her all the time, so I don't think the item is in any danger. Do you? If she was tired or angry or let alone with it, then the item would certainly be in great danger...
I do like the attention given to her by the adult, that allows her play to be intuitive and exploratory and to find answers when she gets momentarily lost or confused about the "new toy".

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