My mother is 82 years old. Me and my brother tried for years to get her to use computers, with her repeated asking for certain sites of interest. Using a mouse and learning to aim, single click, double click, right click,
We got her and Android tablet, Lenovo IdeaTab 9", but anything 9" or 10" should work. After some coaching during an extended visit, she uses it daily and happy to be on the internet.
Here are some tips:
- Teach them how to click in the address bar and enter a search term or a URL. Also how to scroll down and close a tab.
- Bookmark sites that they use often and teach them how to get to them.
- Tell them if they get stuck somewhere, pressing the back button a few will get them to a familiar point.
- Using the Facebook app will help see pictures of you and grand kids. Depending on your specifics this can be a great thing or a bad thing.
- The difference between what is an ad and what is content is a challenge. Install AdAway from F-Droid if your tablet is rooted, or Adblock Plus from their site with "unknown sources" otherwise. If they click an ad, teach them not to press install at all, unless they call you and you say so.
Indeed it was the Romans who destroyed it first.
Here is an article I wrote years ago with references on really happened. The Arabs burning it may be a myth.
Want a bigger disk? Buy a bigger disk and put it in your PC!
Want more memory? Buy more memory and put it in your PC!
Want a faster CPU? Buy a faster CPU and put it in your PC!
Want a faster GPU to play games? Buy a faster graphics card and put it in your PC!
The rest of the market, phones, tablets and consoles is all "consumer packaged components" which are not replaceable or upgradeable.
The whole AMD/Intel war would not have happenbed without the PC.
This has led to a mindset where the whole of IT has been defined in terms of "projects" with inputs and outputs and companies want to "buy talent instead of careers" meaning that the company wants your work but not you as a person.
This has then led to companies running most things on "temporary staff" like consultants and contractors.
The effect this has had on IT is that knowledge about the infrastructure, systems, their quirks and how everything works together is not retained in the company and IT operations down to the little details are defined by non-IT people who think in terms of "procedures" "inputs" and "outputs".
So when you see something like "System administrator wanted, has to know XYZ operating system version 10,04 LTR, and the systems HPBS and VLSN" you can be sure that this requirement was written by a non-it person who thinks in terms of "inputs" to a problem.
corn fields are cheap to operate,
Actually, without government subsidies, corn-based ethanol would not be economically feasible fuel.
For those who don't remember.
NonStop used to be Tandem, whic was acquired by Compaq, which got acquired by HP.
Tandem had proprietary hardware, proprietary operating system, and even proprietary languages. It was big in high availability stuff, like bank networks running ATMs,
So, just involuntary and ignorant violations, then.
I see what you did here and more people should be doing this, listen to what words he uses and then think, "why is he using these words and could he be trying to sidestep the truth with the use of selected words."
Because that's that he is doing!
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Apple's patents can all be worked around.
How are you going to design around that one Sherlock?
There used to be a product manager at a place I worked at, he used to say : "All developers do is move windows around on the screen". So this grew into a running joke at status update meetings "... and I moved some windows around
What is the unit for "add two"? Days, weeks, months?