Synopses & Reviews
We are the Typewriter Generation . . . We learned to write documents by hand, laboring over the now-neglected art of penmanship. We graduated to a trusty Smith-Corona, hunting-and-pecking our way through school term papers and business correspondence. When computers appeared on the scene, we raised a skeptical eyebrow until we heard more about the revolutionary new marvels of the Internet. By then, our interest was sparked. But while younger generations "surfed the web" like it was second nature, we mostly stood by, both curious and confused. Either we didn't know where to start, or we didn't yet realize the vast potential the Internet puts at our fingertips. At long last, The Internet for the Typewriter Generation offers the perfect solution. Here you will find a step-by-step, crystal clear introduction to the Internet written for anyone . . . from those who have never even touched a computer to computer novices who want to expand their Internet horizons. Inside, you'll find out how the Internet can enhance your life in important and immediate ways: -Use e-mail to keep in touch with friends and relatives, -Get the most up-to-date information on investments, health, news, travel, retirement, and muchmore, -Track down and reconnect with old friends you've been separated from for years-or decades, -Exchange ideas with people who have similar interests, from health to history, cooking to kayaking, symphonies to Sinatra. The Internet for the Typewriter Generation steers clear of technical jargon, defining terms in down-to-earth language and sticking to the essentials-just the basics you need to get up and running on the Internet in no time!
While many Internet guides are littered with tech-savvy slang favored by sixteen-year-olds or watered down "dummies" pedantry, here at last is a straightforward primer for those who still swear by snail mail and their Smith-Corona. Author Dan Fingerman highlights for the over-fifty set the wealth of information available on travel, health, aging, investments, retirement, and more.
About the Author
Dan Fingerman (e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org) is president of Computer Insights, a microcomputer training and consulting firm based in Berkeley, California. In nearly two decades, he has become a seasoned veteran at translating technical computer concepts for beginners. He has trained over 20,000 people in computer classes and seminars throughout the world, and he is the author or co-author of more than a dozen computer books and instructional guides, including Lotus Word Pro for Windows Made Easy and Ami Pro Made Easy. A proud member of the Typewriter Generation, he has earned his gray hair.