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.



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39 Comments

1. iKingTrust

Posts: 716; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

Wow. ;;;

12. shafboy

Posts: 179; Member since: Sep 26, 2010

I know right, now is the time of change into technology. This is the future.

25. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

and I can't say I'm a fan

36. miles16852

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

dont count on it, just like when computers became common, how alot thought that there would be ' PAPERLESS ' offices, HAHAHA ,,, yeah!! that over well! NOT!! this will NOT take over paper versions of magazines, books, etc not in the way you think it will,,, so hows that 'paperless office' comming??

2. skaar18

Posts: 33; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

APPLE/STEVE JOBS IS BRAIN WASHING US

6. Rdio1 unregistered

Seriously? because there arent other tablets out there? its people like you that make me feel sick to my stomach about the fate of our race. complete idiots like you are reproducing and passing on your complete and utter stupidity to your children.

29. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

Buddy...chill, it was a joke. and it was Steve Jobs who made tablets popular.

35. miles16852

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

Please double your dose of MEDS! now!

3. remyrz

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 28, 2010

the future :D

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!

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

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.

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!

10. Jerch

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

Hold the phone horizontally!

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!

13. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

Steve Jobs has never written a single line of code.

14. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

awwwwwwwwww :D

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