With summer here, be sure to take pictures and movies of the family when visiting with grandparents and great grandparents!And...do think to record conversations with the family elders so that you will have their historical recollections first hand!
This summer vacation is the PERFECT time for McAfee researchers who are just learning computer skills to get some wonderful guidance from the young family members who are school students.Indeed, young students are such whizzes at working a computer and they are most delighted to show their knowledge and skills to the family elders! The junior high school teens (and upwards in age are the best computer teachers in the world....enlist their skills!)
If you are a McAfee family elder, and would like to learn the computer, I suggest a laptop computer which is small and portable and you can tote it anywhere you go!Just get the grandchildren or the nieces or nephews to work with you on purchasing the computer and then, learning the computer.Also, the local library may offer free classes to learn how to use the computer. You will want a printer to go with your computer, so give this some thought.
The computer will truly connect you to the current world and once the technical winds pop open your sails, you will be on your way to truly "loving the computer".
Do get the school children or teens in the family to show you how to initially operate the computer and set up an e-mail account so that you can correspond with them and others! Take it a step at a time...you are on the way to a wonderful journey....and building relationships with the elders of the family!
Note: I have even known third grade age children who have taught their grandparents basic computer skills which the students were learning in school! And...children of this age are so compassionate! (How interesting that the tables are turned and it is the little children leading the way and teaching grandparents and senior family members the computer skills needed today!And you know what?The younger generation is really skillful at the computer!)