I was browsing the interwebs and came across an interesting article about how an ipad changed the life of a 99-year-old woman. Virginia Campbell from Portland, OR, is an English literature graduate from Portland’s Reed College who suffers from glaucoma, making it extremely difficult for her to engage in her two favorite pastimes: reading and writing. Although she’s never owned a computer, Campbell was as eager as any to get her hands on a new Apple iPad.
After staying in line on the iPad’s release day, Ginny Adelsheim, one of Campbell’s daughters, came home with a pleasant surprise. “She’s so into it,” says Adelsheim. “She shows it to everybody. People come to her apartment and she entertains the masses by showing them how to use the iPad.” Campbell has been using the iPad to read digital books and write poetry, thanks to its ability to increase font size and screen brightness to a comfortable readable level.
Perhaps fittingly, Campbell decided to write the following limerick tribute to Apple’s iPad:
“To this technology-ninny it’s clear
In my compromised 100th year,
That to read and to write
Are again within sight
Of this Apple iPad pioneer.”
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