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Based on computer and internet knowledge predict the own use and capability when we reach the golden age of 65 what do sociologists suggest that will enhance or deter your computer literacy at that stage of life?

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    I don't know how long it will be before you reach this "golden age," but I reached it 10 years ago!

    No doubt you'll continue being computer literate as you age. However, learning new technology is difficult for older people. We can learn it, but sometimes we feel it's just not worth the extra effort to do so. Also, manual dexterity often isn't as good in older people, so small keypads are hard to use.

    What do you think?

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    This is a fascinating site with a video about this subject.

    http://thesociologyblog.blogspot.com/2009/03/did-you-know.html

  • Sociology -

    I agree with Ms. Sue.

    Also, at 73, since my speed in typing has decreased, I only respond to message board questions, where speed is not an important factor.

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