When Wikipedia, YouTube, Skype, Livejournal, Photoshop, and ICQ appeared, a lot of people were in their sixties. Here's Tamara Posisaeva. She's 72 and that's what she thinks about it.
She decided to get a laptop for two reasons. First of all, she wanted to talk to her granddaughter, who studied in Milan, on Skype. And the second reason was the fact that her husband saw an advertisement about free one-month computer courses, so they decided to try. Being industrious students, they would write all kinds of notes down. However, they'd been thinking themselves to be advanced pupils, until the time for practice came. It was much harder than they'd thought, so at first, they had to consult their children on the phone a lot, but some time later they were Ok. Now Tamara knows how to surf the web to find the best deal on vacation tours, and she doesn't have to bother her children anymore. She's learnt how to download movies, so she's watched all the oscar-winning movies of this year. 'King's Speech' is her favorite. She also likes old Soviet movies which are rarely shown on TV. Tamara's husband managed to find his classmates, whom he hadn't seen for 50 years!
They do like the Internet and think it's great! When she was a child, a TV-set was something beyond belief, and now people who are far away from each other, can see each other and talk. One of Tamara's retired friends has purchased an electronic book and she loves it! So wants Tamara.