Seniors want easy connectivity to family and friends!
My dad is 89. He’s always been a quick study when it comes to new technology. In 1983 he bought his first computer, a Commodore 64, and he loved it. It was simple and did what he wanted it to do. He used it as a typewriter and sent letters. With the advent of the internet and email, he moved up to a more powerful and faster pc. And he embraced email with vigour. He especially liked the fact that one could attach photos(jpgs) and other files. He began sending and receiving email regularly and loved the connectivity. Over the years as technology made huge leaps and bounds he sat back and watched, a bit baffled by all the new offerings. But when I recently showed him the power of YouTube, he was thrilled. Now he can finally share his love of our home movies, a passion of his since getting into film in the 1950s. Now he doesn’t have to try and attach a huge video file to an email and watch it fail when he hits the “send” button. By just adding the YouTube hyperlink in the body of his email he can make the video easily accessible to friends and family. It’s a relatively simple process, by registering a new account with YouTube and following the service provider’s directions, he can create a personal channel that can house all his favourite movies, just like this one: It’s about a young immigrant couple, a growing family, and an idyllic summer not too long ago.Dad & Mum 1954-1962