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Grandpa and the Computer by James W. Hart, Randy Glasbergen

Seniors now want to use, more than ever, e-mail and the Internet, but most are still afraid of the computer. That is where Jim Hart, author of Grandpa and the Computer steps in. He wrote a computer how-to book at the age of 82 to help other seniors - the very first computer book, created and published through the Internet, by a senior for other seniors.

In times like these, when staying connected is of utmost importance for peace of mind, e-mail is an ideal solution for senior citizens to keep in touch with their families. It is less expensive and less intrusive than phone calls and the Internet is virtually indestructible. According to America Online, computer savvy older Americans have been using the Internet to search for medical and health information, check their investments, and keep in touch with e-mail. At the same time, about 50 million out of 65 million seniors do not have a computer yet, reports the AARP. They need help in acquiring basic skills in a really easy way.

That's what Grandpa and the Computer accomplishes and the reason we chose to publish it. Jim Hart's conversational style, combined with the "pep-talk" he gives in each chapter really removes the intimidating aspects of computers and shows how they can open a new world to anyone at any age, by:

  • Putting the reader at ease right away
  • Making it fun to learn to use email and the Internet
  • Encouraging others to become technology literate at any age
  • Explaining basic concepts in a truly understandable way
  • Providing a section for recording problems and solutions
  • Taking the fear and guesswork out of buying and owning a PC
  • Saving money on phone bills, through the use of email

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781893798182
Publisher: AIL Newmedia Publishing
Publication date: 10/28/2001
Pages: 84
Product dimensions: 8.28(w) x 10.99(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range: 10 Years

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