My father hs just got his own iPad. He never really took to a computer. I'm not sure why, but he just never liked sitting down at the computer and using the mouse to control it.
He has really taken to the iPad. I think it might be the touch screen, the way the computer responds immediately to your touch. My mother has tried to get him to use the computer for years, now with the iPad he has learned to google the areas he is interested in, email, skype and much more. To watch him, you would think that he has been using computers for years.