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Why would I even want a computer?


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© April 2010 Anthony Lawrence

This is a preliminary outline for a very basic presentation to seniors. Some of you may want to use this yourselves and of course I appreciate any suggestions or additions.

This came up because I manned a table at a "Fun over 55" fair yesterday showing some of things we've talked about at our community Computer Club. There were too many people expressing doubt that they'd want a computer at all or if they had one (sometimes forced upon them by children), they expressed fear and confusion.

I thought I'd offer this to help out some of those folks.

Why do I even want a computer?


What kind of computer should I buy?


How much Ram? How much disk space? How fast?
Geek-speak - what do these things mean?


How much money should I spend?


(If you have a computer now)
Should I upgrade what I have or buy new?

Where should I buy it?


What software should I buy?


What about a Printer?


What kind of Internet Service?


What about Viruses and Malware?


Buying on line - is it safe?


More than one computer?



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