Babies think magazines are tablets that don't work now, the horror of printed media

Babies think magazines are tablets that don't work now, the horror of printed media
The following video will make a lot of people cringe, since they have grown up with books, newspapers and magazines as carriers of information, but it seems that the end of print media is just a few years away. 

We might like the smell of freshly printed newspapers, the glossiness of magazine pages, or ruffling the pages of a physical book copy, but those are seemingly going to be harder to find, with their presence only reserved for museums one day, the way we are now exhibiting parchment manuscripts.

A great deal of proof we are heading that way lies in the simple video below of babies trying to work a magazine after close encounters with their parents' iPad. They try swiping, scrolling, pinching to zoom in, multitouch, and when none of these work end up a bit miffed about this paper tablet that doesn't seem to comply. The smell of printed paper for that generation will be replaced by the smell of glass and plastic, or whatever materials manufacturers come up with for making slates.



40. miles16852

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

SuperAndroidEvo tells the truth, he IS right! for all you people who THINK that this will replace ALL paper magazines, books, etc,, keep on thinking that, ask those who thought about the 'PAPERLESS OFFICE' that never went over either! this is the same thing!

31. Trait913 unregistered

Come on guys, after all she is just a baby. She probably doesnt even know how to walk yet.

30. garz unregistered

It's the parent's fault, not Steve Jobs! No doubt she would pinch to zoom and swipe those magazine pages because you did not expose her to the physical ones. Simple as that.

28. Saddened unregistered

Why do so many people continue to go on this like it is such a big deal and it demonstrates the end of printed media. What the child in this video is doing is the same thing that every child has done for years, working on the fine motor skills. If everyone was to look at videos of their kids or themselves when they were this age, you would see that the same action (pinching, turning, running finger across) a magazine or book was there. This is not new and it is sad that it has been taken out of proportion to show how even babies are influenced by new technology. This does NOT show that the child is influenced by technology or that books has lost meaning. To a child the bright colors and sounds made by both items are interesting.

27. cupcake

Posts: 106; Member since: Apr 15, 2010

This whole discussion reminds me of a bit I wrote nearly two years ago;¬e_id=401472744753

23. Dude unregistered

Seriously, as pointed out before, this is simply rather normal/common behavior for a baby, nothing new here. It has absolutely nothing to do with tablets, computers, or any technology whatsoever. Kids simply do these kinds of things as they look through books, magazines, pictures, etc. when they are small. People really need to think a bit more before coming to some sort of conclusions and "buying" other people's conclusions. Come on now.

16. ErikSax

Posts: 21; Member since: May 20, 2009

This is interesting, but not unprecedented. Think about this. There are many common skills that were necessary for survival that have been either forgotten or cast aside. Recently i was traveling with my instrument in its case when I was questioned by a youngster as to whether I carried a "radio". I was saddened that he was unable to guess that music came from an instrument manipulated by a human being, but found it morbidly humorous that he knew that what I carried produced music. How many people knew how to style their own hair, sew, prepare home-cooked meals, discipline children without abuse, hunt, fish, garden, tune-up their own automobile, pray, study without cheating, etc. Hard work and artistry have been supplanted by blandness and technology. Remember the illiterate space-ship captain in Wall-E when challenged to read instructions from the past... Hmm...

21. PimpStrong

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 25, 2011

Wall-E was a huge eye opener. Sadly though, probably no one's eyes even opened but that movie shows the long term side effects of technology taking over our lives. I'm not saying its an accurate depiction or anything but its only taken us 100 years to advance farther than we did in thousands. I'm 30 and watched tech skyrocket. I can't even imagine this world when I'm 60 but something tells me that there will be a little less social interaction among humans.

15. mark unregistered

you need a smarter kid.

14. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

awwwwwwwwww :D

13. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

Steve Jobs has never written a single line of code.

11. tsets

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Guys missing the point here this video is not the true example but comes pretty close to reality.It is so!children of such(and of course) other ages have clearly lost the meaning of books,yes the know they exist,and no they do not use them!it is truly sadening to watch this,although the truth is the chld is indeed fixated on the colors of the i-pad but the fact of certain movements(the pinch atempt and also the page turning)show us that if left unchecked it may result in loss of interest in books!One might say ok it's not that bad,however if a child gets acustomed to it will it ever like anything else?And i'm not talking about toys won't lose that easy but good old fashioned books will....why?I know a couple of companies stealing children away from books!Don't get me wrong here i love technology and its evolution but to me some things are unacceptable!

10. Jerch

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

Hold the phone horizontally!

8. paynekiller

Posts: 152; Member since: May 24, 2010

Why does it even think a magazine is a tablet is beyond me. Pretty sure it I saw it there turning pages of the magazine, and what is it using a tablet for anyway when it has know idea what it's doing. Not concerned, like the video creator seems to be, about Steve Jobs who has little to do with this making this little girl think magazines will be iPads that dont work for "the rest of her life"

9. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I know, the child clearly knew to turn the page. I didn't see the child try to turn the page of the iPad. Plus the child was fixated on the colors of the iPad more than anything. As a parent I own so many toys that light up when my child grabs it or interacts with it. The child doesn't think the iPad is an iPad. To the child it's just another toy. Now with the magazine she new to turn the page, only books do that. The magazine didn’t seem broken to her, she was doing what any adult does with a magazine, she was turning the page. AMAZING! WOW!

7. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Dude that person who made the video is completely busted. My kid is 1 also. He does exactly the same thing with all his books. They see the image & think they can grab it because images look life like. Especially to a 1 year old. The child see a person on the magazine & wants to grab or touch the person or item on the magazine because the only thing they can understand is the image not that it is a magazine. My son loves the lights from my tablet. So when he touches my tablet it makes different light patters, they can’t possible understand icons or whatever. To a 1 year old the icon is just a different colored light. Can anyone remember the Light Bright game? That is all. A picture in a magazine is realistic looking to a one year old because they can relate & of course they want to see if they can grab it. Also on the video the kid was just playing with the iPad, not looking at a magazine on the iPad. There is just so much that is wrong with that video. I love how the parent pretends to believe the Baby thinks a magazine is a broken iPad. I could put any title on that video. “Steve Jobs has coded a part of her OS”. People are crazy! It's normal baby behavior. I have 2 kids I know. I have a 3 year old & a 1 year old.

17. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Hit that one right on.

34. Stupid phonearena article unregistered

Can't believe that a so-called tech site hasn't thought that way before the tablets or iPads have been invented, this is how babies doodle with pictures/magazines/colorful illustrations! They touch it, slide their fingers on it, tap on it, and so on! OMG! What is happening with all you geek people? Is technology making people dumber and dumber?

20. rican

Posts: 132; Member since: Jul 02, 2011

you are absolutly 100 percent right, this parent should get the s**t beat of them for thinking this is funny.

33. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

100% correct. Kids have been touching magazines like they would an iPad long before the iPad was even a thought. Touching and feeling and pointing is a natural action for young ones to do in their beginnings.

5. Motosurf unregistered

its just that these babies are dump~

18. Anti-Fanboy

Posts: 38; Member since: Sep 28, 2011

says the person who cant spell dumb correctly

19. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

the babys arent dumb. their brains havent fully developed yet.....dumba$$

39. miles16852

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

THIS is not a spelling or grammer class! I think your students are waiting for you to teach them there enlish LOL

4. ilia1986 unregistered

Hey people. Try something cool: Education. Exposing your kids to books and physical family box games, and not iPhones and iPads. The first step to make sure your kids are smart. And have their own opinion and mind.

24. ummm...ok unregistered

i guess you didn't know, that research has shown an improvement in grades and performance in schools where they used Tablets in classrooms

26. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I call BS

32. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

that research was probably funded by Apple.

38. miles16852

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

Your right downphoenix, 'ummm ok' is obviously WET BEHIND THE EARS

37. miles16852

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

are you one of those who buy into the 'RESEARCH' excuse! LOL stupido!

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