Saturday, December 10, 2016

Senior Citizens, Computers, and The Internet.

Saturday 10 December 2016.

Senior Citizens, Computers, and The Internet.

For the Senior Citizen in his Autumn years, there are too many tales repeated about how  hard computers are to master and how difficult it is to navigate the Internet with them. This is especially true for those who think that they are "Too Old to learn  new tricks." Unfortunately, there are too many true stories about scammers who prey on Seniors. Those scammers are just waiting for the innocent wanderer on the cyber highway of the internet to be picked on and fleeced. True, one has to be careful regardless of age, but with proper mentoring and guidance, these pitfalls can be avoided and a senior citizen can easily participate in the technological revolution that is taking place.  For the Senior Citizen, the experience can be most rewarding with many benefits to those in their twilight years.

One of the most common mistake made, is that you immediately start wondering how you can start making money with your computer. You soon learn that if you have questions, answers are readily available.  However, quite often, the answer has a dollar cost to it, and once acquired, the answer leads to more questions, so you fall for it with its ensuing cost, and the next thing you know, you are in a Daisy Chain going round and round, not unlike a dog chasing its tail and getting nowhere fast.  In no time, you are completely lost, heading for a Black Hole in the Cosmic Cyberspace Superhighway called the internet.

It is disheartening to say the least,  however, it doesn't have to be this way. This article, and those that follow, will let you in on some of the secrets that the author encountered while searching for the solution to making money on the Internet.

The most perilous mistake one can make, is trying to do it alone. You must have a mentor of sorts, if for no other reason than to realize that learning by making mistakes is the worst way to learn anything.  Another problem, is scattering your shots all over the place, in the hope that you will hit something. You chase after one thing, then another, spending money each way possible, and in the long run, never get anywhere, all because you failed to focus on one thing at a time. Staying focused is difficult, but is of prime importance. The author speaks with experience in this regard and future articles will point out where these pitfalls are and how to avoid them.

There is no reason for thinking that age is a detriment to mastering those skills necessary to be successful. Whether your effort is merely to use the Internet as a hobby, keeping in touch with family via E-mail, or deciding to supplement ones income, all are possible with proper guidance. In future articles, I will endeavor to give you the necessary information and skills, which will give you the confidence to take on the internet without fear of failure. As a former Test Pilot, I will help you navigate through the maze to insure safe passage and the completion of a successful mission.

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Wallace Johnson MBA
Retired Military (USN), Former Test Pilot Apollo Project. Research Engineer, Member of the Technical Staff, North American Aviation, Builder of the Apollo Spacecraft.

Wallace Johnson MBA MCEC 15616
Apollo Project Test Pilot 
(The Lunar Landing Mission)
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