There was an item on our local steam-television yesterday evening.
They are all worked up because all us old Wrinklies are apparently afraid of computers.
They might have a point there – I’m scared shitless of Windows 10 so I steer well clear of it.
Anyhows, they are urging all us old people [or as they explained – the over 50s] to do something about it. We mustn’t be afraid of computers. We must learn how to use them and have someone explain to us what all this Interweb is about. We are missing out on such essential items as Farcebook and YouTube. We can actually talk to our relations in Australia using a thing called Skype. I’m particularly impressed with the last one as I don’t have any relations in Australia, that I know of.
They are holding free classes where we can sign up and be taught all this incredible technology. “Don’t be scared!” they declare, “We understand how you have been left behind and we will show you such marvellous things as sending an email and how to check your bank balance. We know you are slow learners and deaf, but we will shout instructions in words of one syllable”.
They explained to those of us who aren’t Wrinklies [i.e. the under 50s] that television programmes frequently show a web address on screen but the Wrinklies don’t know what to do with it, and isn’t that so sad?
I must say I was intrigued with the programme, and they had me all fired up and enthusiastic about my future and the wonders I was about to discover.
They gave a web address at the end of the programme for the Wrinklies to sign up for a course.
But I don’t know what to do with it……