engine - 6:35 pm on Nov 19, 2012 (gmt 0)
The touch interface is NOT intuitive. People think it is because they've been using iPods and cell phones and so on for years, so they've got it internalized. When I was given an iPad I had absolutely no idea what I was supposed to do, and being told that I already knew what to do was no help at all.
It's interesting you should say that. My wife, a committed technophobe, found it much easier to just touch an icon and see how the program ran. She's never owned a touchscreen-based product previously.
Since I bought her a tablet computer she's hardly put the thing down. She does ask me about settings, but she's more than happy with the touchscreen interface.
I'd agree with buckworks about the screen readability, but that applies to any screen.