This Is our Village

Sunday, June 16, 2013

"THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT THEIR GRANDKIDS ARE TALKING ABOUT"

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If there is some interest in this sort of instruction, perhaps UCO's Geek Squad might do some informal courses. Let's hear from you in the Comment stream.
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Dave Israel
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7 comments:

Mike said...

Great idea! I'm thinking about buying a smartphone.

concerned unit owner said...

I would buy one. My friends who have them said they bought them because their children told them to buy one. Most of them have no idea how to use most of the applications. One friend couldn't figure out how to answer a call! I would feel more confident if there was a class.

bill k said...

The CV Computer Club has lectures on tablets on Monday morning. See the CVCC website in the sidebar for more information about joining. Class information can be seen at: http://www.cv-computerclub-wpb.com/p/classes.html

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Bob Rivera said...

I gave my mother, also a CV resident an iPhone and she recently commented that it was the best present she ever received. She has Skype on it, FaceTime, which is an even better way to talk and see the person you are talking to, and uses different apps to watch programs she's missed, even movies if you have or want net flicks. I combination with a tablet, it opens up a whole new world and different ways to talk to children and grand children. I love mine. I talk to my daughters and grand daughters and other family and friends. I can't wait for the wifi to be done, then I will be able to go anywhere in the village and have the same access that I now enjoy at home. Ad by the way, a happy Father's Day to all the dads out there.

Charlie said...

I would like to see classes when the snowbirds return, since I am one of them and now have a smart phone that is smarter then me.

Lanny Howe said...

I think it's a great idea. Anything in this vein. I have learned what I have learned about computers and programs bit by tiny bit, and I have a LONG way to go. I think every little bit helps with us seniors.

One thing that's important for us to learn is how to SAVE stuff on a regular basis, so if we lose something, we're not totally up the creek. Another thing is the concept of "command of preparation, command of execution."

Also, what is a URL, and what is the difference between my "browser" and my "Internet provider"?

Don't assume we know. We probably don't or have got it half-wrong!