Thursday, April 22, 2010

She Waited 99 Years For The iPad

A 99-year-old woman from Lake Oswego, Virginia Campbell, has finally bought her first computer... an Apple iPad. "It's changed her life," one of her daughters told

Virginia has been an avid reader most of her life, but she suffers from glaucoma, making reading increasingly difficult. Because of the iPad's ability to adjust the brightness of the page and to increase the font by simply tapping, Virginia has been able to take up her beloved past-time again. Not only is she reading again, she's writing again too. So far she has composed twelve limericks on her iPad, example:

To this technical-ninny it's clear
In my compromised 100th year,
That to read and to write
Are again within sight
Of this Apple iPad pioneer.

Wonder if she wants to tether her iPad or better yet, download an iPad jailbreak!


  1. Kick Ass Grandma!

  2. iPad: so stripped of basic computing power that even someone from pre-WWII era can understand it.

  3. Thanks for the video! It’s so cute and inspiring to see how this old woman manages with such a high-tech gadget as iPad. I admire that she is so curious and lively at her 100th year. I wish all old people were so full of joy of life as Virginia.


iPad, I'm Lovin' IT!