Steve Jobs Forbade His Kids from Using iPads! A Trend in Silicon Valley?
As Apple’s co-founder and CEO, Steve Jobs certainly had access to everything that the company has to offer to its consumers – and he probably used these products himself. Naturally, everyone assumed that his kids were adept at using iPads and loved the gadget – but everyone is wrong.
According to Off Grid Quest, Jobs was once asked by New York Times reporter Nick Bilton, “So your kids must love the iPad?”
Everyone thought he would give the much-expected answer, “Of course, they do!” Instead, he surprised the public with a revelation, “They haven’t used it. We limit how much technology our kids use at home.”
It turns out this is not something that is limited to Jobs but is also practiced by other execs and staff in Silicon Valley. Considering that this place teems with tech experts, it is surprising that they are forbidding their kids from using technology and are even sending their kids to no-tech schools like the Waldorf School in Los Altos, according to Off Grid Quest.
Definitely, Jobs and these tech execs do not hate technology – they work and breathe technology! But they do not want their kids to do the same thing because they have realized what technology can do and how it can affect people. It appears they do not want their kids to be addicted to technology!
If these techie people are shunning technology for their kids, do you think we should also do this to our kids?