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Elderly People Use Computers TOO!!!
by: Eddie Gifford
American society is currently experiencing revolutionary growth in two important areas. First, the population of older people is increasing at an extraordinary rate. People 45 and older will soon make up more than half the adult population, and people 85 and older are the fastest growing age group. Elderly people are living longer, and are often living alone, geographically separated from family care-givers. Second, the use of computers in everyday life, particularly the Internet, is also growing at astonishing rates. The percent of posted web sites increased approximately 6,500-fold between 1993 and 1996 and the percent of the U.S. population using the Internet increased approximately 6-fold between 1995 and 1999. As a result of these two revolutions, there is a huge potential for harnessing the power of the Internet to benefit people of all ages. Elderly people can socialize, remain independent through easy access to information, goods, and services, and take advantage of lifelong learning opportunities through online courses. The rest of the population can benefit from easy access to the wealth of experience, expertise, and creativity that older people have to offer.

Here are some elderly people on a computer