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Comment Re:Abstracting (Score 1) 674 674

~ Well, studies has shown that the origin of charge is from certain types of subatomic particles which have the property of electric charge. Electric charge gives rise to and interacts with the electromagnetic force, one of the four fundamental forces of nature. The movement of an electric charge becomes an electric current, which usually consists of...
~ Sir, I must ask you to stop. Please stand up and put your hands behind your back.
~ I'm sorry, were we talking too loud? I'm only helping my granddaughter with her homework...
~ Right, that's it! He's becoming aggressive! Release the dogs!


Comment And its opened up a huge market (Score 1) 288 288

Search any technology with "for seniors" after it and you'll find companies designing products with them in mind. Like this tablet, for instance:

The company that starts a branded line of electronic products and services with simple/familiar and definitely rarely updated interfaces is going to make a nice chunk of change.

A quick rant. One thing I'd like to see personally are beepers for seniors. Knew a senior (now passed) who lived well enough alone but was often unreachable because she would never use or charge her simple cellphone and would sometimes not hang up the house phone properly. I figure Get her a beeper! Runs for over a month on two AAAs! She can just leave it on in her purse and we could always beep her and have her call us. And she was a retired nurse, so she'd be familiar with the technology. But by the mid-2000s beepers had gone the way of the dodo.


Any program which runs right is obsolete.