Marco Arment:

Last year, I bought my 87-year-old grandfather an iPad 2 to replace the who-knows-what PC that was frustrating him constantly. He only used the PC for email and playing music, so it was a no-brainer.

Struggling with exactly the same problem. Would love to be able to get my parents an iPad, but I’m not sure if somewhere in the middle of the Black Forest in Germany, they will be able to use it in the way that it will work for them. Must go there and check out the situation myself. Just Wi-Fi alone is apparently a big issue. Sigh…