iPad is a tablet designed by Apple.
- 2017-03-18 @PaulLewis (Page 2 of 'Irresistible' @adamleealter book on addictive tech.) photo of text including
Jobs … his children had never used the iPad. … Evan Williams … two young sons … refused to give them an iPad.
- 2018-10-26 NYT: A Dark Consensus About Screens and Kids Begins to Emerge in Silicon Valley
His children attended private elementary school, where he saw the administration introduce iPads and smart whiteboards, only to “descend into chaos and then pull back from it all.”
- 2014-09-10 NYT: Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent
“So, your kids must love the iPad?” I asked Mr. Jobs, trying to change the subject. The company’s first tablet was just hitting the shelves. “They haven’t used it,” he told me. “We limit how much technology our kids use at home.”
Evan Williams, a founder of Blogger, Twitter and Medium, and his wife, Sara Williams, said that in lieu of iPads, their two young boys have hundreds of books (yes, physical ones) that they can pick up and read anytime.
Children under 10 seem to be most susceptible to becoming addicted, so these parents draw the line at not allowing any gadgets during the week. On weekends, there are limits of 30 minutes to two hours on iPad and smartphone use. And 10- to 14-year-olds are allowed to use computers on school nights, but only for homework.