Eldy – empowering our older family and friends

A good part of my computer career has been working in cutting edge technology.

My first job as a computer operator was in the days when “computer” was a magic word.  I loved showing family and friends around the Control Data 3200 at CSIRO behind Monash University.  That computer is now in the Melbourne Museum!

I started working on Personal Computers (PCs) in the early days.  I loved helping local families, kindergartens and small business become computer literate.

Now it is time to help at the other end of the scale – older people at risk of missing out on communicating with their younger friends and family becuase they

  1. don’t have the computer skills
  2. lack mobility

In my travels I came across Eldy “… software that turns any standard PC into an easy-to-use computer for people that have never used a computer before”.  I have installed both single-user and multi-user versions and I am impressed.  I think it is a perfect option to simplify the user experience for our older friends.  Have a look at the Eldy web site, and contact me if you’d like to know more about it.

Eldy – front page

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