Email makes me sad. Well, specifically my inbox makes me sad, as I watch the unreplied-to count soar past 50, 60, 80, 120… Email is out of control in our modern society, and we can’t do anything about it. So we may as well get The Kids started early.
Meet Maily. It’s a new, free iPad app that wants to be your child’s first email client. It’s for kids as young as four, and aims to provide a safe way for them to scribble messages (complete with digital stickers and self-shot photos) and send them to family and friends – all set in a contacts list by their parent(s).
Your five year-old yelling “INBOX ZERO!” and running a lap of honour of the living room? It’s going to happen. Prepare for it.