Evan Osnos, a staff writer at The New Yorker and a fellow at the Brookings Institution.
put out a tweet -- or a cry for help -- letting the world know of the little situation his toddler put him in.
He said Uh, this looks fake but, alas, it's our iPad today after 3-year-old tried (repeatedly) to unlock. Ideas?" Osnos tweeted. A photo of the iPad's screen noted the device was disabled. It also had this mind-blowing message: "Try again in 25,536,442 minutes."
That's more than 48 years, for those of you who don't want to do the math.
Osnos' iPad literally will be available to him again sometime in 2067. he'll have something to keep him occupied in the retirement home.
Osnos told the New York Daily News on Monday that he was still locked out of the device.
"its down a few hundred minutes from yesterday, but it looks like we've still got 25 million minutes to go," he told the newspaper. "The consensus seems to be that we're using an old operating system that won't let us restart fresh from iTunes."