In the mid nineties we bought our first computer – and it was all foreign to me. I was a trained shorthand typist and just could not get my head around using the computer.
But by 1997 I decided to go to the local polytechnic to learn the basics. It opened up a whole new world for me. Suddenly I was learning how to use a spreadsheet (Maths wasn’t my strong point), making calculations and creating charts. I also learned to use the computer to create documents, produce tables, to draw, and so many other things.
I had lunch with some old friends yesterday in their garden on a lovely sunny day. As we are all in our dotage it was a bit surprising that during the lunch the conversation should turn to technology and computer use.
What was perhaps less surprising was that
SeniorNet and the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) have partnered up to improve the safety of senior road users. The NZTA has developed some new online resources and felt that SeniorNets’ community learning network would be a great way to raise awareness of them.
For many older people driving is a key to their independence, and Continue reading