Computing for Seniors
for the over 50s
As an over 50 person and someone who has been teaching people to use a computer since the late 1980s, I am not sure difficulties learning computers are necessarily related to age. I think it is more attitude in learning something new.
Computers have been a part of my working life for more than 30 years. These kids today don’t know what kind of hoops we jumped to boot up a DOS system. I turned on the machine and then took a 15 minute break while the computer booted up. I almost crack myself up when I complain about a slow computer today. But I digress.
Regardless of the audience computer books go stale. In the old days, you could make a case for keeping older computer materials when changes were a bit slower and a bit less dramatic. Now that argument doesn’t work as well. (My 80 something grandmother is pretty good with her Iphone.) Computers look different and mobile computing has changed the landscape of technology. This was a good book back in the day and it did serve its purpose. Time to let it go.
I will be in my cube reminiscing about the good old days with LOTUS 123 in case anyone needs me. Now get off my lawn.