I have such a senior lady in my family. One with 94 years and a pretty dull life. One that can’t really read the small type on a regular paper book or newspaper. She is my grandmother and anyone who thinks 90+ year old ladies sit in front of a desktop computer and just starts doing things is saddly mistaken.
It is a standard Windows XP computer. She emails, surfs, writes letters and does online banking.
What is stopping your senior lady - eyesight can't be fixed with glasses anymore?
I admit I keep wondering if I should show my grandmother more interesting things, like social stuff. I am just not sure what - World of Warcraft maybe? I myself don't chat on the internet (except HN and Twitter), so I am not sure what would be a good place to send her to. Maybe just Facebook? (I also don't use Facebook, but maybe other family members do).
What would be a good site for multiplayer games? I myself use Brettspielwelt, but the user interface is not very good.
I've preordered one of these for my grandmother and have started considering getting one for myself.
The ones I have contact with are totally intimidated by computers and can't seem to get past the complexity of using such simple things as the mouse and figuring out how the Windows work.
The ones which are more adventurous do use computers, but they loose their Windows and end up opening the same thing several times because the previous window was covered up by another, that kind of thing. This is where I believe the iPad makes such big difference to these people.
She mentions that she could write, but she couldn't see what she had written.