October is Computer Learning Month, which is the perfect time to brush up on skills that are essential to everyday life.
If you use a smart phone, tablet, E-reader, the GPS system built into your car, credit or debit cards at a retail store, or most any electronic device these days, you are likely using some iteration of personal computer. It is to your benefit to become better acquainted with these machines that now proliferate every nook and cranny of our lives.
If you want to learn how to use your personal computer – either the desktop or laptop variety – there are numerous classes offered through the local university, library systems, and senior centers, to help you become more tech-savvy. (And if you need help programming the thermostat or loading an app on your smartphone, your grandchild would likely be able to help.) But we thought it would be more fun to learn a little bit of trivia about modern computers (maybe you can amuse the teen while they’re programming your car’s GPS):
If you are reading this article, you are likely doing so on a computer device of some kind, and you’ll probably finish this article and make a call or drive somewhere or purchase something, using some sort of computer device.
As technology expands, it’s comforting to know that our homes and communities are wired for the tech of today, with an eye for the future. So call your neighbor on your smart phone, take photos as you walk through the neighborhood, make dinner reservations on your tablet, manage your finances on your laptop… and relax in your luxury ranch home, in a community built with you in mind.
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