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Grown-Up's Guide to Computing
     

Grown-Up's Guide to Computing

by Mary Furlong, Stefan B. Lipson
 
Written by Dr. Mary Furlong, CEO of ThirdAge Media, and Stefan B. Lipson, a noted writer, The Grown-Up's Guide to Computing demonstrates how computers can rejuvenate life in the later years. Far more than an instructional book, it reveals a broad range of exciting computer activities that can lead older adults toward a more dynamic, social, and engaged

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Written by Dr. Mary Furlong, CEO of ThirdAge Media, and Stefan B. Lipson, a noted writer, The Grown-Up's Guide to Computing demonstrates how computers can rejuvenate life in the later years. Far more than an instructional book, it reveals a broad range of exciting computer activities that can lead older adults toward a more dynamic, social, and engaged lifestyle. Finally! Here's a book just for older adults that shows how computers can help them connect with others, achieve their life goals, explore favorite pastimes, and have fun online.

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Growing numbers of seniors are discovering the world of personal computing, but buying a computer can be a daunting experience for newcomers. Furlong, the founder of the SeniorNet Foundation and a noted advocate on computing for the elderly, and Lipson offer an excellent introduction to personal computers for those who want to purchase a system and get it up and running as quickly and painlessly as possible without having to wade through a lot of jargon. Beginning with profiles of older computer enthusiasts to inspire new users, this book provides a clear guide to purchasing and learning a new system, with lots of illustrations, tips, and basic explanations of IBM hardware and Windows-based software products. However, the bias toward Microsoft makes the "Ten-Minute Recipes," which introduce such tasks as e-mail, desktop publishing, and accounting, useless to those not using Windows 98. Still, given the popularity of Microsoft products, this book is useful for computer collections.--Karen McNally Bensing, Benjamin Rose Inst. Lib., Cleveland Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735606371
Publisher:
Microsoft Press
Publication date:
06/01/1999
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 7.97(h) x 1.21(d)

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