Steve Jobs Did Not Allow His Children to Use an iPad

Children under 10 seem to be most susceptible to becoming addicted


Sat, Sep 13th, 2014 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

The New York Times' Nick Bilton looks back at an interview that took place in late 2010, where he discovered that Steve Jobs — and many other CEOs of hi-tech companies — downright ban their children from using electronic devices, having seen "the dangers of technology firsthand."

“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.”

I’m sure I responded with a gasp and dumbfounded silence. I had imagined the Jobs’s household was like a nerd’s paradise: that the walls were giant touch screens, the dining table was made from tiles of iPads and that iPods were handed out to guests like chocolates on a pillow.

Nope, Mr. Jobs told me, not even close.



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