Thursday, March 12, 2009

Internet and E-mail for Seniors with Windows Vista: For Senior Citizens Who Want to Start Using the Internet (Computer Books for Seniors series)

Internet and E-mail for Seniors with Windows Vista: For Senior Citizens Who Want to Start Using the Internet (Computer Books for Seniors series)

Written for the beginning or intermediate computer user over the age of 50, this large-print guide introduces seniors to the Web, leads users through the basics of searching and finding information on the Internet, and describes the fundamentals of e-mail management. Electronic communication and connecting with other Internet users is described, including details on customizing a Web browser, downloading free software suitable for use with Windows XP and Vista, and protecting against viruses.


Customer Review: Begginners? No.

I don't think athe author of ny "beginner's" book realizes the state of mind of a "true" beginner, with only the book for help.



A true beginner wants to know:

How do I turn it on? How do I turn it off when I am finished? What do I do with initial pop ups from security, the computer store? An uunknown source and purpose? How do I get to e-mail?



If a knowledgeable helper gets the beginner past these blocks, the book is very good as a "look it up" book.



Customer Review: clearly written without too much technical detail

This series is very popular with seniors at my public library. The writers clearly understand the needs of their target audience. This book in particular is exceptionally well-written. The information is organized into meaningful sections and the book does not drown the reader in technical details that the readers do not need to know in order to accomplish their goals (i.e. surf the web and send & receive email messages).
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