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RE: Chris' catalogue-Age and PC use


You are right Bonnie...

I find myself falling behind in the techy world already. 

Donna

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of Bonnie & Bill Morgan
> Sent: Monday, February 13, 2006 1:31 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Chris' catalogue-Age and PC use
> 
> It is sad, but to be very honest, many of our elder seniors who have
> failing
> eyesight and memory have difficulty with newer technology.  That
> particular
> member wanted to do the presentation and I think one of his children
> talked
> him into using a DVD rather than a slide projector.  The one elder in the
> congregation who was big into newer technology went blind shortly after
> his
> wife died.  When they moved him into the nursing facility the poor man
> suffered a stroke and there was no way for him to use his knowledge after
> that.  It really is sad.
> 
> I was a bit surprised that the very modern and well equipped nursing home
> where mother now resides has no resident PC's.  It seems once they reach
> the
> point where assisted living is not possible, the residents' ability to
> really use the newer technology is exceedingly limited.  We bought mother
> a
> "clicker" to use with her TV because we couldn't find a cable ready TV
> with
> a more familiar mechanical "dial" for her.  It has buttons for power,
> mute,
> up channel and down channel as well as up volume and down volume (for a
> total of 4 buttons.)  She has a terrible time using it, God love her.  She
> couldn't use the regular remote that came with the TV at all.
> 
> I imagine when my time comes, my ability to keep up will be no better.  Of
> such is life.
> 
> Blessings,
> Bonnie
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf
> Of Kitty
> Sent: Monday, February 13, 2006 1:29 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Chris' catalogue-Age and PC use
> 
> Seems a bit strange that the man chose to do a DVD presentation at all.
> But I'm glad he had someone to help him out. I don't expect everyone to
> embrace technology, but they should be realistic about its place in our
> world. You're never too old to learn. Heck you can barely go to the
> library
> today without having some basic knowledge about computers. I remember
> years
> ago I had a big phobia about computers, no interest at all. Then I read
> that
> AHS was planning to go online and I feared I'd get left behind so I got
> myself one. It took several years for AHS to follow through on its threat,
> but when it did, I was ready.
> 
> 
> --
> Kitty
> neIN, Zone 5
> 
>  -------------- Original message ----------------------
> From: "Bonnie & Bill Morgan" <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
> > I hope this works well for you, Chris!  The younger folks (under 70 or
> > so) should appreciate it and have no trouble using it.
> >
> > Yesterday, Bill had to set up the church PC for a DVD presentation for
> > one of our very elderly members to give a talk.  I felt so badly for
> > the man because he had never used a PC and Bill was trying to explain
> > not only how to operate the PC, but how to use the overhead projection
> system connected
> > to it.   (It was so bad because the poor fellow didn't even know where
> to
> > turn on the CPU or where to stick the DVD, much less how to use a
> > mouse and forget blue-tooth technology!  We hate to see anyone's pride
> > dashed.)  To say the least, the man was confused and overwhelmed.
> > Fortunately another
> > (younger) man was there and was also going to be at the presentation,
> > so he volunteered to help do the "technical stuff" so the elderly
> > member could just concentrate on the talk.  There are still kind people
> in
> our world.
> >
> > Blessings,
> > Bonnie  (SW OH - zone 5)
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> > Behalf Of Christopher P. Lindsey
> > Sent: Sunday, February 12, 2006 4:16 PM
> > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Chris' catalogue
> >
> > > >I'm trying something new -- instead of sending out print catalogs
> > > >(which are expensive to ship and print, as you mention), I'm going
> > > >to send out a CD with the PDF and Acrobat Reader on it.
> > > +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > > Um ? A single CD that will have Acrobat for MacOS 9.x and 10.x plus
> > > all the various flavors of Windoze ? And then there's Linux folk...
> >
> > Yup!
> >
> > It should fit quite easily -- each version is only about 20MB.
> >
> > Of course, I'm not going to distribute the Pocket PC version and
> > stuff, but that's another reason why I'm going with PDF:  the ubiquity
> of
> it all.
> >
> > Chris
> >
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