A funny thing happened on vacation recently. I left the iPad on the kitchen table and found that it appealed to every generation in the house.
My mother-in-law in her 70s found she loved the New York Times app, while my father-in-law, a man who mainly disdains technology found he loved the iPad because it was so simple to use.
My 4 and 7 year old nieces liked the drawing and music apps and the teens liked the games. They would also have liked the ability to watch movies, except we were in France and it's not possible to access American television there online. Meanwhile, the parents of the kids liked it for a variety of reasons, but as far as I could tell, nobody didn't like it.
It was so interesting to see how one device could appeal across so many age groups and proved to me just how disruptive a touch-based device of this size can be.
Photo by Ant McNeill on Flickr. Used under Creative Commons License.