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on 5 July 2011
I honestly thought that being an age concern book, it would be basic ... and it is some of it. My dad is 73 and has never used a computer, never mind been on the internet.
OK, so lets go into why this book is poor. The first real chapter is called "How do I get connected" and second paragraph down, it starts talking about Pentium processors, RAM and GHz. Then it goes into ISP's and even explains what "Dial-up" is. You REALLY don't need to know any this and my dad put the book down after half a page.
Then in the second chapter it starts to explain the "basics" ... hyperlinks. Yeah, real basic for a 73 year old.
Don't get me started about how it explains how to send emails. I honestly can't tell you how stupid the idea of an older person setting up Outlook Express. Yeah, everyone knows what POP3 and SMTP is. So rather than point them in the direction of googlemail or hotmail, they talk about server types and ports.
Stay clear if this is for an older person with zero knowledge of computers.