By Lisa Jo Rudy and Peter Cook
192 pages | 6″ x 9″ | $12.95
Senior citizens are one of the fastest-growing segments of the online population-and a strong book-buying population as well. But until now there has been no easy-to-use Internet guide specifically aimed at an older audience, and designed to be helpful both to novices looking to e-mail their grandchildren, and to people with some computer familiarity (from work, for instance). This guide, intended for the over-55 market, brings a friendly, no-nonsense approach to getting seniors up and running on the Internet.
Sidebars featuring the experiences of actual seniors in getting connected and using the Internet help bring the text to life for readers. In addition to information on how to use the Internet, the book also includes an extensive review of appropriate sites and resources, a user-friendly look at where to go and what to do online. Hints and tips for both novice and more advanced users help readers simplify computer selection and setup, E-mail use, Web navigation, and use of the Internet in a variety of ways of interest to seniors.
Peter Cook is co-host of the weekly live, call-in radio program, The CompuDudes. He teaches at Temple University and Penn State University, where his courses include “Introduction to the Internet,” “Internet for Seniors,” and “Ethics and the Internet.” He has made appearances on Appearances on NPR’s Talk of the Nation, Fox TV Network, and The Learning Channel, and is co-author of Ask the CompuDudes. Lisa Jo Rudy has over ten years experience as writer, multimedia developer, and consultant specializing in science and technology education. She is a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania.