It is with a heavy heart that I announce the Senior Sleuth’s early retirement. Conifer Books and the Senior Sleuth Guides team are closing up shop. Thank you to everyone who purchased The Senior Sleuth’s Guide to Technology for Seniors. I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed researching and writing it.
Technology is ever changing, and that means this book—published in 2009—is no longer current. I don’t plan to update this book, and so it no longer feels right to sell it. It does, however, feel right to give it away. I believe there are still a number of relevant sections that you may find interesting. Just make sure to double-check anything online before running out and purchasing technology reviewed in this book. For example, Google no longer supports the Google Health platform. And this version was published before tablet computing (i.e. the iPad) market boomed, and so it ignores tablets altogether. (By the way, tablets are awesome.) Still, this book introduces other technologies that enhance the boomer experience. I invite you to check it out.
Right-click on the book cover below to download an electronic (PDF) version of the book. You can read it on your computer or ebook reader (Kindle, Nook, or other tablet) or print it out and enjoy it “old school.” I hope you do.
The Senior Sleuth’s Guide to Technology for Seniors
Read this book to investigate:
- Computers and the Internet—Should
you use a desktop or laptop? How do you access the Internet?
Which websites should you use? What the heck is Facebook?
can you monitor your own health and ensure you’re
taking the right medications?
- Independent Living—Which
technologies help you live at home longer and safer?
modern tools help you stay in touch with friends and family?
Should you get an iPhone?
- Travel and Mobility—Which
technologies help you get from here to there?
- Home Entertainment—Should
you adopt digital music, HD televisions, cameras, video,
and video games?