I truly cannot fathom a life without a computer, yet I know many people in their 50’s who are
very intimidated by the computer. Some of them are actually afraid to touch it. This is because
when they were in grade school and high school, computers were not available the way they are
now. At that time “computer” meant a machine that filled a good size room, a monolith that none
of them ever dreamed would some day fit on the top of a table, or in their lap. While many of the
50+ crowd have come into the 21 st century and now own and operate a home computer, or work
with one on the job, there are still many out there who are wary.
There is really no reason anyone should feel intimidated, especially with all of the computer
instruction courses available. Many of these lessons can be obtained on CD or by download to
your computer, and will take you step by step through tutorials on how to use your computer.
There are others that will teach you how you can program your computer to do just about
anything you wish.
Most home PC users are interested in the basics: letter writing, game playing, shopping, news
etc., and most of them would like to be able to use the programs that are downloaded on their
computers. These include writing programs, Photo applications, printer applications, computer
upkeep, and so much more