The Internet for the Older and Wiser: Get Up and Running Safely on the Web (The Third Age Trust (U3A)/Older & Wiser) Paperback – 23 Oct 2009
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I have written this book for those computer users have been able to send a basic email and conduct a simple search of the Internet. The first book, Computing for the Older and Wiser, was written with the complete beginner in mind while this book takes the reader from the late beginner stage to intermediate computing skills. The same successful format is used with plenty of full colour explanatory screenshots, short chapter summaries and a revision quiz at the end of each chapter. The book is based on my 15 years experience of teaching the older generation how to use their home computers in private lessons, with Age Concern and the University of the Third Age. The content has, in many cases, been suggested by my many pupils.
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Top Customer Reviews
The internet and most of its works are explained step by step in plain unambiguous English avoiding a common temptation to take technical trips into egoland. The layout is relentlessly logical and so is the index and the list of internet links. The glossary is mighty useful and pruned to the essentials referred to in the book. As I am well into the third age (80 next birthday) the synapses are not what they were and the "brain training" pages are a good idea. I find the sections on Shopping, Travel and Digital Photography and Staying in Touch are excellent - these are what I mostly use the internet for - others will have other priorities of course. Shopping on line allows one to look for bargains and locations of local shops; much quicker than browsing the yellow pages. As an inveterate independent traveller I book my travel and accommodation and discuss itineraries on line without going anywhere near a UK travel agent. Last autumn we went off to Syria and made all the arrangements directly by email with a splendid Damascene taxi driver. Cost a fortune in printer ink though as Said insisted in replying using 24 point fonts. Save and edit digital photos effortlessly. Away with photo albums and the fading prints within. Adrian Arnold's book explains all. At the Amazon price quoted its a steal.
This book is logical and explains everything plainly and eloquently. It is lighthearted but remains factual. There are some great illustrations which help to make it 'down to earth' and completely understandable.
We would highly recommend this book for anyone who wants a helpful demonstration of the internet.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The clearest and easiest understood book on the subject at the moment!Published 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
this is a perfect starting point for complete computer novices. What I particularly like is the list of recommended websites.Published on 6 Aug. 2013 by Graham Holmes