For all those of us who are “digital natives”, using a computer or indeed, any other electronic gadget is second nature. We’re always willing to press a few keys, see what the results are and if they’re not what we want, we figure out how to get back to a familiar menu.
In fact, computers began as a tool to aid productivity at work; it’s only in the last decade or so that they’ve also become music and video players and repositories of photographs and videos and much more.
Spare a thought for many of those who are now in their sixties. Many of the so-called “baby boomers” are not very tech-savvy. In fact, many are quite wary of using gadgets of any kind, including a computer.
Not for a moment am I suggesting that everyone over sixty is a computer-phobe; but there are many from that generation who’re just not that comfortable.
Positioned as “quite possibly the world’s easiest computer”, Telikin’s 20” touchscreen device supports video chat, photo sharing, email and social media. The Telikin Elite is powered by a dual core 1.6GHz processor and comes with a 2GB DDR3 RAM and a 500 GB SATA II hard drive. It has a 1.3 megapixel webcam and microphone. Included are a wired keyboard and mouse and a DVD/CD player.
4 USB ports allow it to be connected to “pen drives” containing their favourite pictures and music. The Elite is priced at $999; there’s also the Telikin Touch that comes with a 320GB hard drive and is priced at $699.