I saw this video on Paul Thurrott’s site and it is pretty interesting.

It shows how a 3 year old apparently uses Windows 8 and is able to perform several advanced navigation commands in the Operating System.

It looks… interesting.

The video seems to pan away from the kid for an extended amount of time so it could be a fake or it could be a real video that was just shot REALLY badly.

Take a look and use the comments below to sound in – do you think the video is real or fake?


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Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems.

In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of EyeOnWindows.com, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. (www.learnabouttheweb.com) and The Redmond Cloud (https://www.theredmondcloud.com).

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  • philnolan3d

    Sure, it’s very believable. These “advanced” commands aren’t exactly that advanced. The creator does apologize for the poor video camera in the video description.

    • http://www.windows8update.com/ Onuora Amobi

      Time will tell…

      • philnolan3d

        Well you can try it right now to see for yourself.You don’t even have to download or install it yourself, you can try a display model in a store like Best Buy.

  • Robert Kegel

    I believe its real. The kid was talking and by what he was saying sounds like he was actually using the computer at the time.

    • http://www.windows8update.com/ Onuora Amobi

      But they never showed his hands…

      • Robert Kegel

        There is one guy, one kid and one camera. What is he suppose to do zoom out so you can see his hands, he wanted to get a good view of the screen. How do you think he did it? He moved the mouse for his son and had a script for what a 3 year old kid to read? He could have zoomed out to see the kid and a more limited view of the screen and he opted to show the screen the best he could and not show his son. If this guy is using the mouse for his son and his son is acting, they’re doing a really good job.

  • Arnold

    Getting to start and opening an app – absolutely, any 3 year old can accomplish this. The pinning to the side control with a mouse is a little more difficult to achieve, but if his father coached him, then sure why not.

    • http://www.windows8update.com/ Onuora Amobi

      I dont know why they never show the kid actually using the mouse

  • http://twitter.com/PierreHenriK Pierre Henri K

    Windows 8 has been publicly available for more than a year now. That is more than enough time to teach any average 3 year old how to perform these tasks.

    So, are you asking if this video is real because you doubt the ability of a 3 year old to use Windows 8? Or are you asking that because you knew it would generate page views? (And it sure did, since here I am commenting… 🙂 )

    • http://www.windows8update.com/ Onuora Amobi

      Im asking because it’s interesting and the video angles look dubious…