On June 11, 2010, inspired by my son’s inability to not press the candy-like home button, I wrote a post for Adaptive Path titled, Toddler Mode for iPad.
On June 11, 2012, Apple announced “Guided Access”, which supports turning off the hardware buttons.
At my new company, we would consider that ticket closed.
Over on the Adaptive Path blog, I just posted “Apple iPad and the 3 Waves and 5 C’s of Computing Use” about the evolution of interaction paradigms and the way we use computers. Long-time readers of peterme.com who have steel trap memories will recognize its roots in a 9-year-old peterme.com post, “Way New Interfaces, Revisited.” It’s funny how slowly things actually change.