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I Think Steve Jobs Should Send my Mom an iPad



My Mom has become an iPad evangelist during this latest visit to the hospital. For those who have been following her journey she’s doing much, much better and we should find out what the next phase of the journey will be later today.

In the meantime Mom is unknowingly working for Steve Jobs and helping him sell a few iPads. Walk into her room for any reason and she demands you see the pictures of flowers on the iPad. From there it turns into a discussion about the iPad. I keep reminding the professionals that these are not billable minutes while they are exploring and learning about the iPad.

At least two of the folks who have had Mom’s tour of the iPad have said they will be getting one and one doctor this morning says he’s placed his order.

So, Steve, you’ve got quite an evangelist here in my Mom. You might want to send her the tools to work with as I’m not here all the time.



  1. Uncle Mikey

    04/06/2010 at 8:56 am

    Very glad to hear she’s doing better!

    Are you going to get her to write a review? (I’m not entirely kidding — I think it would be instructive to see a review written by someone who seems to be more of this device’s target market!)

    • Doctor_Roe

      04/06/2010 at 10:00 am

      Ditto on the recovery of your mom!

      You should at least take down her comments and impressions and write a short review using her words! Get her to discover and explore other aspects of the box. It will not only be good reading, but give her a sense of purpose and contribution to her son’s profession which goes a LONG way in the recovery process!


  2. CLC

    04/06/2010 at 5:05 pm

    Very nice to hear that she is doing much better. And I’m glad that your mom has found enthusiasm for something! :D

  3. HG

    04/06/2010 at 6:36 pm

    Glad to hear your mom is doing much better. We will keep prayers for a full fast recovery.

    Posted with my iPad. :)

  4. Paul Harrigan

    04/06/2010 at 10:24 pm

    Good to hear your mother is doing better! I think bringing a Flip camera could allow a really cool perspective on the Ipad.

    I think a little older perspective could be very valuable, as the elderly, often with arthritic fingers, are great for a touch interface.

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