For This iPad-Using Baby, Paper Does Not Compute

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While adults can look back at a time when you had to go to a reference desk at a library with your questions and a cassette player was the coolest way to carry around music, the younger generation certainly cannot. This baby is absolute testament to the effect technology is having on children.

Jean Louis uploaded a video to YouTube that demonstrated how his one-year-old daughter has been shaped by the iPad. As you can see, she's pretty slick at navigating around the tablet, but hand her a magazine and she's almost clueless. While she can turn the pages, she tries to swipe, pinch and tap to "navigate" each sheet. Unlike the look of joy playing on dad's iPad, she appears to be completely baffled by her magazine experience.

Jean says that he originally posted the video as Steve Jobs tribute, but as he says in the video: "For my 1 year old, a magazine is an iPad that does not work. It will remain so her whole life. Steve Jobs has coded part of her OS."

[YouTube via Laughing Squid]

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