I have pretty much loved computers since I first learned how to use one of them. Not being at all technical, it takes me a while to learn how to do new things when I get a different computer; so I have been noticeably resistant to change, as long as the old computer worked at all, no matter how slow it was. Every now and then, my computer would completely die, and then I would beg whichever of my children was living closest to wherever I was living, to please come and fix my computer, and if that was not possible, to at least try and save all of my pictures. The last time this happened, my daughter (Robin, the Guruette) left me her iPad to use while she worked on the old dinosaur desktop. I had minimal instruction in the use of the iPad; but dire necessity forced me to try and learn how it operated, so I could at least check my email. It took her a while with the computer (maybe on purpose ? ? ), and by the next time she came to visit me; I was totally in love with the iPad and its amazing touchscreen . I could make everything large enough that I could actually read the print without having my nose touching the screen. Robin bought herself a new iPad, and I have been happily using mine ever since. I think the old dead dinosaur is probably still sitting at her house. I do keep telling her that I really need all of those old pictures out of there, and she tells me that they are safely stored in the Time Capsule, and we can get them out just fine. I have a keyboard for the iPad, and can do just about everything that I need to do , and do not miss my old desktop one little bit.