confusedbaby.I actually saw this on the nightly news last night when visiting my parents: a video making the rounds on YouTube featuring a 1-year-old who plays with an iPad, then gets confused and disappointed when paper magazines don’t respond the same way to being tapped or slid on.

“For my 1-year-old daughter, a magazine is an iPad that does not work,” says the video’s poster. “It will remain so for her whole life. Steve Jobs has coded a part of her OS.”

On the other hand, he could be reading too much into it. One of the commenters to the YouTube posting suggests that the child is interacting with the magazines in the same way children who have never seen an iPad do. And that’s certainly possible. Still, it looks enough like the kid is confused by the magazine not being an iPad to be amusing.

(Found via Huffington Post.)


  1. When I was a teen, I tried using a computer, and I couldn’t get it to do anything I wanted. For me, a computer was a typewriter that doesn’t work. And that’s why I…

    Wait. I figured it out, and now I use computers all the time.

    The poster is definitely reading too much into this. By the time the child is three, she’ll understand how magazines work as well as how iPads work.

  2. My son acted just like this with books and magazines at that age – ten years ago. She’s just doing what little tykes do when investigating their world, and as much as the parents want to make a big deal of it, it’s nothing special.

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