About Computers for Newbies & Everyone Else

February 16, 2010

Computers for the Over 50 Crowd

Mentioned on today’s show:

  1. Learning curve will be large if you’ve never used computers.
  2. Courses at BRCC and MTC which are excellent
    • I have had students from 16-96
    • Retired person 96 who just wanted to learn more
    • One woman in 80s who had a hobby and wanted to sell her hobby online.
    • I taught her to build her own web site and did a great job and sold her items
  3. Desktop or Portable?
    • Screen Size
    • Can change text and graphics in most all programs
    • Size of monitor may be hard to navigate if too small
  4. Still need “room” to move around on the screen.
  5. Weightwsva
    • My backpack weighs 11 lbs. would that be feasible for all?
    • How much do you want to carry around for a Notebook (~5-8 lbs.)
    • Small Netbook computers (~2 lbs.)
    • Tablet – iPad all the rage as of yesterday (~1 lb.)

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