Advice, old people and computers
About 7 years ago, I gave my mom and old Mac so she could email her friends, and set her up on AOL. Easy right? Wrong. After about 6 months I couldn't take it anymore and bought her WebTv.
This worked, kept her happy and me sane. Now the WebTv isn't suiting her anymore and it's a really old version. Over the years she's lost her fear of the internet and now needs things like cookies so she can buy her own airplane tickets online. She's always wanted a printer but her options were limited with WebTv to a couple of printers it supports.
She's decided she wants a laptop. Okay, this works but my sanity is slipping as I write this. The how much RAM do I need and what's this and what's that spec questions have started.
Do any of you know of a good book, program or something else, that explains the basics well enough for her to understand? She won't just take my word for anything, I have to explain why I think she needs certain options and doesn't need others.
She's planning on taking a course on using a computer, but after she gets one. In the meantime, I get to field questions. GRRRRRR
And she wants to know about CD burners, DVD burners, digital camera's (can't wait for this one),