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Agetek : The Quiet Digital Revolution Gets Noisier

One November morning in 2009, Peter Radsliff, the President and CEO of Presto, a PC-less based system for easy delivery of email as a printed sheet of paper, was on a call with his colleagues from other companies when he mused about “why business had to be so hard”. The sentiment turns out to have […]

Raskin Joins AIPatHome Advisory Team

AIP stands for Aging in Place, and as boomers age, or find themselves with aging parents, you’re going to hear more about how to use technology to allow folks to live in their own homes longer. Whether it’s a televisit for the doctors or a motion ssensor that detects a fall, there are many roads to […]

Intel Offers New Technology to Assist With a Variety of Reading-Based Problems

Intel’s Reader is a book reader of a completely different kind. It’s designed for those who have trouble reading the printed word. It doesn’t matter whether the reading problem comes from low vision or a learning issue, the Reader handles both. While it’s a far cry from pocket-sized, the Reader is a two-handed device that’s […]

Preserving Your Digital Legacy is Tough Work

Thirty years in the computing business and the next thing you know is that you’ve amassed your own  digital legacy.  Years of life’s work, play and everything in between sitting around in a disk or off in some cloud somewhere, stored as bits and bytes. As I thought about legacy I started to think about […]

Generation Gap Widens Over Spam

My 80-year-old dad just invited everyone he knows to join him on Desktop Dating. (I’ll refrain from providing the URL.) Desktop Dating is a porn dating site. The site’s opening screen shows two people engaged in some powerful human one-on-one interaction. So what was going through Dad’s head when he invited everyone in his AOL […]

Technology for the Sleep Obsessed

I have become my Grandmother. She was the one that spent  a bulk of each day pleasantly sleeping in front of the television. The instant she’d wake she’d fret about the fact  that she never slept.  As we age sleep problems do increase, but so does fretting about them. While I’m not my Grandma yet,  I’m now […]

I Hereby Bequeath My Facebook Profile to (NAME HERE)

Their bodies may be gone, but their user names, passwords, and online personae linger on. As our PCs and our emails hold more and more of our most intimate musings, and as boomers face mortality, the question of how to treat our online lives in the afterlife is a big one. I hear more and […]

TLC for Senior Geeks-in-Training

Those of a certain generation, for whom color TV and hi-fi stereo were mindblowing inventions, may find using a computer a bit overwhelming. But, older folks are online in increasing numbers and they need (and deserve) a kinder, gentler PC awakening. Some support person telling them to RTFM (Read the F**l$# Manual) or blaming their […]