|Gramps with his free tech support.|
For a long time my grandpa, who turns 90 in 3 weeks, marveled at the capabilities of our laptop. He kept saying he should get one of his own. Finally he did.
His new laptop doesn't have a ton of capabilities but he can create any sort of document he could want and more importantly he can access the internet. He says, "Back in the 1930's we had to go to a library or search in an encyclopedia for information, sometimes it could take weeks, now we have anything at the touch of a button! It's amazing."
It's not all fun though. He gets frustrated when pop-ups appear. He doesn't realize he can close them. Or a page will load slowly and he thinks it's his fault. But as with anything else in his life, he keeps at it. Then yesterday, my daughter Jessica said, "Mom look, I'm talking to Gramps on Google chat!" Move over Smith Corona this old dog has just gone digital!
Do you know any "old dogs" that have learned a new trick recently? and what inspired them to do so?
Have a great day!