How can I help my father learn to use his computer?
December 6, 2011 8:34 AM Subscribe
My dad is 95% computer illiterate and is constantly frustrated by his inability to use his computer. What resources (books, programs, videos, etc.) can you recommend that will help improve his experience?
posted by EKStickland to computers & internet (17 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
My father is in his mid-60s, and lives alone. He has a reasonably modern computer (Windows 7) and desires to make use of email, Facebook, and web browsing. However, because he has basically zero knowledge he's constantly getting frustrated with his inability to complete basic tasks, and and is undoubtedly a ripe target for malware infections.
I'd like to provide him with some resources to help him use him computer more effectively- it can be a valuable line of social connection.
1. I don't live near him (he's in North Dakota, I'm in Boston, MA).
2. He lives in a small town where computer classes appropriate to his level are not likely to be available.
3. He's a voracious reader.