My dad decided he wanted an iPad so he could do computing laying on the couch. He is 88, and is no computer dummy, having used DOS and then Windows desktop and notebook computers for 20 years. He wrote his life story in Word, formatting the text and scanning in old photographs.
He did look briefly at my Android tablet, but for some reason prefered my wife's iPad. Staples had an unheardof $40 off 'new' iPads last weekend, and so I bought him one. My daughter gave him a tutorial, and then he took it home. Here is an archive of his emails to me subsequently:
Mon, 03 Sep 2012 20:12
Tried my hand on the iPad. I got stuck on "Music", which was blank of course, but I could not get it back to the beginning, no way, regardless what I tried. So I looked for the instructions, tough luck, no such thing in print.
I wrote back: The Home button takes you to the home screen. It is the single button on the front of the iPad.
Mon, 03 Sep 2012 21:05
That little black dot on the short side of the iPad? I did everything with it but kissed it, no dice, stubborn as a mule: "No Music".
I wrote back: The iPad does not come with any music on it. There are three ways to use it to listen to music:1. Listen to music over the Internet: click the TuneIn button, found at the bottom right corner of the Home screen. Select a radio station to listen to. [I earlier installed this app for him.]
2. Purchase music from the iTunes store with the iTunes app. Once purchased, you use the Music app to listen to it.
3. Copy music from your computer to the iPad, and then listen to it with the Music app.
Tue, 04 Sep 2012 12:39
I was touching the little black point [button] on the LH side frame yesterday, wrong, wrong, wrong. Today I saw a pale square on the opposite side, and that brought the Menue back. I will keep on playing around with it to become familiar with its many features.