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2012-08-22 07:05:00 PM
Why I feel bad that the little girl got robbed, I'm not sure why a three year old would have an iPad in the first place unless she's playing with one that belongs to her parents.
 
2012-08-22 07:54:21 PM
May I be the first to say:

"Too young for an iPad?"
 
2012-08-22 07:55:13 PM

Bathia_Mapes: Why I feel bad that the little girl got robbed, I'm not sure why a three year old would have an iPad in the first place unless she's playing with one that belongs to her parents.


P.S. I love you.
 
2012-08-22 07:57:48 PM

Indubitably: May I be the first to say:

"Too young for an iPad?"


Not unless you want the toilet clogged.
 
2012-08-22 07:58:32 PM
Let your kid run around a ghetto ass apartment complex with an $800 toy & it's bound to get got.
 
2012-08-22 08:01:36 PM
You want to talk about robbery? My 7 year old dropped our iPad the other day and shattered the screen.

We took it to the Apple Store and because we didn't have "AppleCare" it cost us more than $250 for a "repair" which was little more than a simple replacement. Then they had the gall to offer us "AppleCare" for $50 more in case this kind of thing happened again.

Now that's a farking racket.
 
2012-08-22 08:02:07 PM

vudukungfu: Indubitably: May I be the first to say:

"Too young for an iPad?"

Not unless you want the toilet clogged.


*cue "That's the joke" guy*
 
2012-08-22 08:02:49 PM

Indubitably: Bathia_Mapes: Why I feel bad that the little girl got robbed, I'm not sure why a three year old would have an iPad in the first place unless she's playing with one that belongs to her parents.

P.S. I love you.


Heh! I know. :-D
 
2012-08-22 08:05:23 PM

Bathia_Mapes: Indubitably: Bathia_Mapes: Why I feel bad that the little girl got robbed, I'm not sure why a three year old would have an iPad in the first place unless she's playing with one that belongs to her parents.

P.S. I love you.

Heh! I know. :-D


Is it wrong to write it so publicly?

;)
 
2012-08-22 08:06:54 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: You want to talk about robbery? My 7 year old dropped our iPad the other day and shattered the screen.

We took it to the Apple Store and because we didn't have "AppleCare" it cost us more than $250 for a "repair" which was little more than a simple replacement. Then they had the gall to offer us "AppleCare" for $50 more in case this kind of thing happened again.

Now that's a farking racket.


It's a shame you were forced to buy it and then let your daughter play with it.
 
2012-08-22 08:09:15 PM

Indubitably: May I be the first to say:

"Too young for an iPad?"


But not young enough to be armed. STAND YOUR GROUND, LITTLE ONE!
 
2012-08-22 08:09:47 PM

Indubitably: May I be the first to say:

"Too young for an iPad?"


My 2 year old won't keep his grubby, peanut butter covered hands off of my iPad. It's shocking how quickly he adapted to the interface. He's in for a surprise when gets into school with its archaic mice and physical keyboards.
 
2012-08-22 08:09:51 PM

gameshowhost: Indubitably: May I be the first to say:

"Too young for an iPad?"

But not young enough to be armed. STAND YOUR GROUND, LITTLE ONE!


well. i ruined that joke. ~:/
 
2012-08-22 08:14:32 PM
I saw a two year old playing with his Dad's iPad a little while back. Sitting up in his buggy, scrolling through a menu, selecting a car game and then playing the game.

What really got me was that he made racing car noises while playing the game.

/brrrm brrrrm brrrrrmm!
//brrrrrrrrrrrmmmm!
 
2012-08-22 08:17:25 PM

gameshowhost: gameshowhost: Indubitably: May I be the first to say:

"Too young for an iPad?"

But not young enough to be armed. STAND YOUR GROUND, LITTLE ONE!

well. i ruined that joke. ~:/


I still chuckled :)
 
2012-08-22 08:18:51 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: You want to talk about robbery? My 7 year old dropped our iPad the other day and shattered the screen.

We took it to the Apple Store and because we didn't have "AppleCare" it cost us more than $250 for a "repair" which was little more than a simple replacement. Then they had the gall to offer us "AppleCare" for $50 more in case this kind of thing happened again.


Now that's a farking racket.


That's a deal - If you bought that using your American Express they would have replaced it for $0. Lost Stolen or Broken. I'm certain that the program is still going on. Monster Card had the same thing after a while. Still $50 to replace a 5-600$ for 2/3 years aint bad
 
2012-08-22 08:20:48 PM

ToeKnee666: Indubitably: May I be the first to say:

"Too young for an iPad?"

My 2 year old won't keep his grubby, peanut butter covered hands off of my iPad. It's shocking how quickly he adapted to the interface. He's in for a surprise when gets into school with its archaic mice and physical keyboards.


Apple is gaming on that the Ipads will be so ubiquitous that by the time the varmint gets to school.. tablet computers will be the norm and the archaic keyboards and mice will be the novelty.. keep in mind, Apple has always been about providing low cost hardware deals to school systems. all the middle and highschools around here use mac books as part of the daily curriculum.

the fist computer I ever touched way back in elementary school was an apple IIe

Hardware is cheap. software licensing is the game.
 
2012-08-22 08:23:45 PM

Cerebral Knievel: ToeKnee666: Indubitably: May I be the first to say:

"Too young for an iPad?"

My 2 year old won't keep his grubby, peanut butter covered hands off of my iPad. It's shocking how quickly he adapted to the interface. He's in for a surprise when gets into school with its archaic mice and physical keyboards.

Apple is gaming on that the Ipads will be so ubiquitous that by the time the varmint gets to school.. tablet computers will be the norm and the archaic keyboards and mice will be the novelty.. keep in mind, Apple has always been about providing low cost hardware deals to school systems. all the middle and highschools around here use mac books as part of the daily curriculum.

the fist computer I ever touched way back in elementary school was an apple IIe

Hardware is cheap. software licensing is the game.


I suggest schools get all the tech for free, sans grants, as a built-in perk for American excellence in the 21st Century...

An American Excellence Tax, as it were...who might afford that?

;)
 
2012-08-22 08:35:38 PM
From the Video "I'm alright with people robing each other, but come on have some respect for a little girl"

/WTF!
 
2012-08-22 08:38:11 PM
Tag is for 3 year old with an iPad?
 
2012-08-22 08:43:13 PM

Indubitably: Bathia_Mapes: Indubitably: Bathia_Mapes: Why I feel bad that the little girl got robbed, I'm not sure why a three year old would have an iPad in the first place unless she's playing with one that belongs to her parents.

P.S. I love you.

Heh! I know. :-D

Is it wrong to write it so publicly?

;)


No
 
2012-08-22 08:45:43 PM
We have an older ipad, my 2 year old gets to play games on it for 10-15 minutes most days, it's really not that odd for a kid to use one. I don't generally drag it out of the house with us though. That's what the phone is for.
 
2012-08-22 08:46:14 PM

Bathia_Mapes: Indubitably: Bathia_Mapes: Indubitably: Bathia_Mapes: Why I feel bad that the little girl got robbed, I'm not sure why a three year old would have an iPad in the first place unless she's playing with one that belongs to her parents.

P.S. I love you.

Heh! I know. :-D

Is it wrong to write it so publicly?

;)

No


Coo.
 
2012-08-22 08:53:36 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: You want to talk about robbery? My 7 year old dropped our iPad the other day and shattered the screen.

We took it to the Apple Store and because we didn't have "AppleCare" it cost us more than $250 for a "repair" which was little more than a simple replacement. Then they had the gall to offer us "AppleCare" for $50 more in case this kind of thing happened again.

Now that's a farking racket.


Wait... So your spawn destroyed the trinket, and you didn't pay for spawn deatroyal insurance, and now you're mad that said protection is offered to you? Just a thought here, stay with me, but, maybe don't trust your spawn with spendy stuff? Just a thought.
 
2012-08-22 08:54:25 PM
Meh, my kids have a tablet, but it's only $200 and designed for children, so it can really take a beating and has good censorship features. My 3-year-old is in love with it.
 
2012-08-22 08:58:36 PM
Meh, I had a tablet when I was 3. It was called Etch A Sketch and it was awesome.
 
2012-08-22 09:00:36 PM

vodka: Meh, I had a tablet when I was 3. It was called Etch A Sketch and it was awesome.


Agreed with comma etched.
 
2012-08-22 09:06:35 PM

Indubitably: Cerebral Knievel: ToeKnee666: Indubitably: May I be the first to say:

"Too young for an iPad?"

My 2 year old won't keep his grubby, peanut butter covered hands off of my iPad. It's shocking how quickly he adapted to the interface. He's in for a surprise when gets into school with its archaic mice and physical keyboards.

Apple is gaming on that the Ipads will be so ubiquitous that by the time the varmint gets to school.. tablet computers will be the norm and the archaic keyboards and mice will be the novelty.. keep in mind, Apple has always been about providing low cost hardware deals to school systems. all the middle and highschools around here use mac books as part of the daily curriculum.

the fist computer I ever touched way back in elementary school was an apple IIe

Hardware is cheap. software licensing is the game.

I suggest schools get all the tech for free, sans grants, as a built-in perk for American excellence in the 21st Century...

An American Excellence Tax, as it were...who might afford that?

;)


I really have no problem with your suggestion at all.. but anti science and technology politicians will shoot it down as wasteful and the companies providing the tech will just use it for marketing. I don't really begrudge the companies for that actually. but I just know how it will play out on the political battlefield.

I'm a bit politically pessimistic as of late.
 
2012-08-22 09:09:59 PM
burninbeaver: From the Video "I'm alright with people robing each other, but come on have some respect for a little girl"

/WTF!


Lol! I was trying to figure out what he said, I was thinking it couldn't be that. I'm guessing that he or the wife originally stole (or bought it hot) the ipad, then karma stepped in and took it back.
 
2012-08-22 09:10:52 PM
I can understand how some parents may not comprehend the value of having an iPad for your toddlers (or perhaps "the kid" isn't worth a $600 investment), but ours has been a godsend. When my wife was pregnant with Satchel, we bought his iPad two months before he was due, and we loaded it up with apps and media for newborns. I even used it to film the delivery.

It was magical. The first thing the little guy saw coming into the world was the Apple logo, and we even convinced the maternity nurse to let him sleep with it in the nursery (we programmed a playlistism for him filled with songs shown to foster intellectual development.

Anyway, he's 16 months now and his iPad never leaves his side. He uses it to show us what he wants for dinner (we loaded a volume of organic and locally grown foods for him to choose from), what activities he wants to do (his favorite is a language app- we have him learning both Spanish and Farsi) or what media he wants (his favorite movie is "Who Killed the Electric Car" and his favorite album is "World Rythm" by the Ethiopian Folk Project.) It's just so precious seeing him interact through it.

I know he'd be devastated if it was ever stolen, which is why on Sunday mornings (his outdoor time) we don't take it with us.

Poor girl in the story, I hope hers is returned soon.
 
2012-08-22 09:17:29 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I can understand how some parents may not comprehend the value of having an iPad for your toddlers (or perhaps "the kid" isn't worth a $600 investment), but ours has been a godsend. When my wife was pregnant with Satchel, we bought his iPad two months before he was due, and we loaded it up with apps and media for newborns. I even used it to film the delivery.

It was magical. The first thing the little guy saw coming into the world was the Apple logo, and we even convinced the maternity nurse to let him sleep with it in the nursery (we programmed a playlistism for him filled with songs shown to foster intellectual development.

Anyway, he's 16 months now and his iPad never leaves his side. He uses it to show us what he wants for dinner (we loaded a volume of organic and locally grown foods for him to choose from), what activities he wants to do (his favorite is a language app- we have him learning both Spanish and Farsi) or what media he wants (his favorite movie is "Who Killed the Electric Car" and his favorite album is "World Rythm" by the Ethiopian Folk Project.) It's just so precious seeing him interact through it.

I know he'd be devastated if it was ever stolen, which is why on Sunday mornings (his outdoor time) we don't take it with us.

Poor girl in the story, I hope hers is returned soon.


I wish I could Like this comment a million times over.

Studies have shown that one of the major reasons babies fuss is their inability to communicate. Babies who have been taught sign language are essentially given a tool to communicate their thoughts even before they are capable of speech.

I have no doubt that your kid is finding the iPad a useful tool to communicate with you, especially with your (pretty farking ingenius) idea to show foods he can choose from to eat.

I hope you got AppleCare, though. Those little hands don't have the dexterity to keep from dropping the tablet.
 
2012-08-22 09:20:40 PM
I don't see why anyone would be surprised that a 3 year old would be playing with an ipad. My kid has been playing games on my smart phones since she was 3, and I'm sure the ipad is easier to use. Considering they are in an apartment complex, it probably belongs to the parents and she was playing a drawing game or something and was carrying it back inside. Not sure if this was in the ghetto, but probably not a high end gated complex if someone stole it from a 3 year old. I'd be more worried about the kid dropping it, but I sure wouldn't let her carry it around a busy place.
 
2012-08-22 09:25:22 PM

Johnnyflash: I don't see why anyone would be surprised that a 3 year old would be playing with an ipad. My kid has been playing games on my smart phones since she was 3, and I'm sure the ipad is easier to use. Considering they are in an apartment complex, it probably belongs to the parents and she was playing a drawing game or something and was carrying it back inside. Not sure if this was in the ghetto, but probably not a high end gated complex if someone stole it from a 3 year old. I'd be more worried about the kid dropping it, but I sure wouldn't let her carry it around a busy place.


Honestly, I think that a lot of people just don't have the disposable income to purchase something like this. Even the iPad 2 is still $399 online. That's expensive for some people, I guess.

They aren't really reacting to the kid having access to the iPad so much as the perceived unfairness that a 3 year old has an iPad while they don't.

Indubitably's idea above of equipping all schools with iPads is a pretty good one. If every home with a child had access to an iPad, a lot of this jealousy would fade away, I think.
 
2012-08-22 09:26:40 PM
I got my toddler a Samsung Galaxy,

she hates me for it and went Goth.

laceymichelle.com
 
2012-08-22 09:41:02 PM
AverageAmericanGuy: Johnnyflash: I don't see why anyone would be surprised that a 3 year old would be playing with an ipad. My kid has been playing games on my smart phones since she was 3, and I'm sure the ipad is easier to use. Considering they are in an apartment complex, it probably belongs to the parents and she was playing a drawing game or something and was carrying it back inside. Not sure if this was in the ghetto, but probably not a high end gated complex if someone stole it from a 3 year old. I'd be more worried about the kid dropping it, but I sure wouldn't let her carry it around a busy place.

Honestly, I think that a lot of people just don't have the disposable income to purchase something like this. Even the iPad 2 is still $399 online. That's expensive for some people, I guess.

They aren't really reacting to the kid having access to the iPad so much as the perceived unfairness that a 3 year old has an iPad while they don't.

Indubitably's idea above of equipping all schools with iPads is a pretty good one. If every home with a child had access to an iPad, a lot of this jealousy would fade away, I think.


I know people who probably would buy their toddler one, if you have the money why not? I got mine her own (used) PC at 3 so she'd stay off mine (didn't work). $400 isn't really that bad if the kid puts it to good use and doesn't break it, high tech toys aren't cheap. My first computer 15 years ago was $1,500, and my current $300 laptop blows it away, so the prices are affordable for about anyone now. If someone is jealous that a child has something better then them, perhaps they need to evaluate their life and pursue a career that will allow them the same, if not better indulgences.

I also agree with schools providing tablets for students, mine would love it, and get her more excited to do homework.
 
2012-08-22 09:42:30 PM

ToeKnee666: Indubitably: May I be the first to say:

"Too young for an iPad?"

My 2 year old won't keep his grubby, peanut butter covered hands off of my iPad. It's shocking how quickly he adapted to the interface. He's in for a surprise when gets into school with its archaic mice and physical keyboards.


Whenever I hear statements similar to this it often makes me wonder if that's who they're really designed for.

Don't get me wrong, I generally enjoy my iPad, as a production tool it's fairly useful if limited in many respects, but overall it's really just a toy.
 
2012-08-22 10:25:45 PM
Humans are selfish creatures. Like the rest of the animal kingdom, we bully those who are weaker than ourselves. Ours can be a bit different, like animals will steal each others kills, we are more likely to steal each others cars. Opportunistic beasts are we indeed.

It is sickening at times indeed.

Anyone remember that 90-year-old-ish woman a few years ago who was shoved on the pavement and had her purse stolen?
 
2012-08-22 11:13:40 PM
No woman would have the strength to wrestle my 2 year old's iPad out of her hands, especially if she's watching Elmo or the Wiggles... Lord knows, I don't!
 
2012-08-23 08:34:01 AM
fark em.. if they can afford to give 1 ipad to a 3 year old they can afford to buy another.. (sad to see a little kid farked with though.. wonder what race the robbers were..)
 
2012-08-23 11:30:59 AM
My daughter has been playing with the iPad since about 9months old(18 mo now) She can open it, and unlock it and choose any game (or go to Netflix and watch Dora). She speaks better than any child her age (and most 2year olds) and knows shapes colors and letters better than many 3 year olds. I only let her use it while I take a shower or have a doctors appointment (omg best thing to keep her quiet at the doctor EVER!) and occasionally if I have a migraine or need to be on the computer myself. The problem with the latter of course is then I need to use my husbands computer, so count me in with those considering buying their baby their own iPad. Also for long car trips and airplane rides it's the best toy ever.

/does not have television
 
2012-08-23 09:02:34 PM

ace in your face: My daughter has been playing with the iPad since about 9months old(18 mo now) She can open it, and unlock it and choose any game (or go to Netflix and watch Dora). She speaks better than any child her age (and most 2year olds) and knows shapes colors and letters better than many 3 year olds. I only let her use it while I take a shower or have a doctors appointment (omg best thing to keep her quiet at the doctor EVER!) and occasionally if I have a migraine or need to be on the computer myself. The problem with the latter of course is then I need to use my husbands computer, so count me in with those considering buying their baby their own iPad. Also for long car trips and airplane rides it's the best toy ever.

/does not have television


Soooo much this! That's the reason we bought it for my 2 year old.. we drive 12 hours each way to Miami for Thanksgiving, Xmas and spring break.... and I echo everything you said about how smart she's become, the hand eye coordination, etc.
 
2012-08-23 10:37:28 PM
My input to this thread; my 5 year old has had access to a computer since 16 months. At 2 years, people marveled at her hand -eye coordination and shortly after I gave her extremely limited access to internet educational sites. 3 years of age, she can operate a GPS. 4 years of age, socially capable and knows a city of 700 000 road map and reads well but writing a bit rough but advanced; questions, why are we going this way, it's that way. 5 years, Forget Kindergarten and grade one. Straight to grade 2. Big for her age, reads and writes at grade 3 level. She swims, ballet and tap shoes and a real daredevil. Dr. and school don't know what to say but I swear it was computers that did it.

I am not rushing her but if she asks for a princess book at the store, I do ask her to select something harder and she happily reads it on the way home.
 
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