Nearly half a million people have tuned into YouTube to see the cute two-and-a-half-year-old kid instantly understanding how an Apple iPad works (video here). See, it's child's play. Any idiot can use an iPad. Try the same with a netbook, dude!
Of course the child would have already been well-trained in using the iPhone - my three-year-old daughter got the hand of the iPhone extremely quickly.
So I thought I'd try her out with an iPad. It's basically a giant iPod touch (iPhone without the phone, camera, 3G, etc) so she'll get the hang of it immediately. And she did - to a point...
Here's the proof - that children actually just prefer to go to their favourite apps, many of which aren't yet iPad friendly, and quickly tire of all that scrolling, pinching and flicking. And the iPad doesn't always work like they think it should. And it makes them sneeze.