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Old 04-15-2014, 06:28 PM
 
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There are TWO GENERATIONS of seniors.

The early baby boomers, especially college graduates, are pretty familiar with computers and fairly comfortable with them.

Our parents, many of whom are in their 80s do NOT use computers.

Honestly, as much as I have used computers, there are a few things that I would like to have a college student walk me through on the computer.
Once in a while, yes, so would I. But mostly, seniors either know how to use computers or they are older and not interested or can't learn it. For a person over age 80, from what I've observed, it's pretty hard to learn computers. The ones I have known who have tried it just couldn't grasp it even though they were intelligent. Also, as time goes on there will be fewer and fewer people who don't know how to use computers. But there are always a few exceptions to the rule.
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Old 04-15-2014, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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My wife has an older (73) friend who has semi-adequate computing skills, but she got an iPhone a year ago and has totally mastered it. Sends texts all the time including pictures.
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