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Computer for the elderly launched

Discussion in 'News' started by UKDarkstar, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. UKDarkstar
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    Computer for the elderly launched

    A new computer aimed at people aged over 60 who are unfamiliar with PCs and the internet has been unveiled.

    The simplified desktop - called SimplicITy - has just six buttons directing users to basic tasks such as e-mail and chat.

    The computer comes pre-loaded with 17 video tutorials from television presenter Valerie Singleton

    More than 6 million people over the age of 65 have never used the internet, according to government figures.

    Full story : HERE
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    1. danielno8
      i know some under 60's who could make use of such a device :)
    2. MLP
    3. delorean
      Sounds like another 'Jitterbug' to me.... :rolleyes:
    4. cisco lab rat
      cisco lab rat
      I heard this news article on wireless the other day and was impressed with the logic that a government spokes person gave as to the reasons, he says "we believe that those people with out access to the internet are missing out on great bargains that can be had on-line". I laugh so much I almost crashed my motor.

      Can anyone think of what sort of bargains oap's are missing out on, suggestions please.
    5. cisco lab rat
      cisco lab rat
      I did a search on the web and discovered that cabbage that one can boil for 3 weeks is not offered at a discount if purchased on-line, neither are wurthers original mints
    6. nugget
      Viagra! :hahaha
    7. cisco lab rat
    8. BosonMichael
      Here in the States, seniors can get a 10% discount off their grocery bill at Kroger on the first Wednesday of every month... :p
    9. cisco lab rat
      cisco lab rat
      ^ really!!!, what if they go on-line, do they get more of a discount?
    10. BosonMichael
      Nah... to my knowledge, they don't do online delivery. :)
    11. cisco lab rat
      cisco lab rat
      Old people rock!!! They can remember the price of everything from 70 years ago but can't remember how to drive a car!!
    12. BosonMichael
      You mean, the "horseless carriage"? :p
    13. cisco lab rat
      cisco lab rat

      Those contraptions will never catch on!

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