People in their sixties, seventies, and eighties (sexagenarians, septuagenarians, and octogenarians) all have something in common besides retirement. They are all from a different era where computers took up giant rooms and required more than one person to operate them. The problem these generations are facing is that, as their grandchildren are born and grow, they as grandparents cannot communicate with the kids on the same level.
Hence, the need for computer training just for their generations. If you fall into these age categories, you should consider taking a computer class. Here is why.
The Present and Youngest Generation Will Never See a Telephone
As technology continues to advance, it is highly likely that the youngest generation today and all the generations that follow will never see or use a telephone. They are more likely to use an in-ear communication device or text than all the generations that came before them. As such, you will not be able to simply pick up a phone (from any era!) and call the grandkids. They will not get it.
Younger Generations Communicate in Much Briefer, Less Personal Ways
Talk to a teenager right now, and you will find that he or she would rather not hold lengthy conversations. They keep things very short and to the point via texting and email. Even emails are never lengthy. However, you will not be able to do either if you do not first learn how to use a computer. Many people your age tend to think that such things are too complicated to navigate when in truth, they are not that difficult.
Computers Are Getting Tinier
Tablets are getting smaller, more compact, and still hold tons of information. They function as TV screens, recording devices, phones, and game/entertainment centers. The trend in computers is that smaller will continue until everything you want to see, hear and do is even smaller than a smartwatch.
If you think learning how to use a computer or laptop is difficult now, imagine trying to learn on something that tiny later. It is MUCH easier to learn on a desktop or laptop computer how to send email, navigate to sites that are important, order groceries and have them delivered to your doorstep, and about a hundred other useful things. It is also easier for older people to see what is on a screen that size than what is on the screen of a portable device. More importantly, your grandchildren will be very impressed by your attempts to connect and communicate with them in ways that make sense to them