Commentary: Why a Techno-Phobe Loves Her iPad

Trend Watch With Regina Baraban, Editor at Large

Here’s why I love my iPad: It’s entertaining, informative, helpful to my work, and an indispensable travel tool. It helps me to connect with younger generations, who think it’s cool just to have one. I haven’t opened my trusty MacBook laptop (circa 2009) since I first lifted my iPad2’s cover last spring to see the vivid touchpad screen spring instantly to life—no startup time required. (I did ask a tech-savvy friend to help with the initial setup. Even Apple’s user-friendly systems intimidate

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