The Internet for the Older and Wiser: Get Up and Running Safely on the Web

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The Internet is not just for the youthful-it's for everyone!

With plenty of leisure time and disposable income, the over 50s are the fastest growing segment of Internet users. From booking holidays to shopping, joining clubs and researching family history, the Internet is where the people over 50 can indulge in their favorite pastimes and stay in touch with friends and family.

The Internet for the Older and Wiser is the ideal solution to get you up and running safely on the World Wide Web. This full-colour guide walks you step by step through the basics, while giving you the best advice on how to make the most of what the Internet has to offer.

  • Shows you how to safely search and shop online; research your family tree; stay in touch with family; join social networks; and manage your finances
  • Written in full colour with explanatory screenshots and an easy-to-read font
  • Includes brain-teaser sections, a glossary for easy reference, and a useful website directory.
  • Uses the latest release of Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows XP, and Internet Explorer 8-updates, including Windows 7, and training tutorials can be found online at pcwisdom.co.uk

If you want to get started online but don't know how, you won't find a better guide than The Internet for the Older and Wiser.

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Do you want to gain immediate access to a wide range of information without leaving your home? The Internet is not just for the young, it’s available to everyone and is an ideal resource if you want to research a topic, find a bargain, keep an eye on your finances, or chat to friends and family at home or abroad.

The Internet for the Older and Wiser is a user friendly guide aimed at those who need help finding their way around the Internet. Based on Internet Explorer 8 this book is designed for those who want straightforward advice on how to get the most out of the Internet.

  • Browsing and searching online
  • Shopping for online bargains
  • Researching your family tree
  • Managing your finances
  • Keeping in touch
  • Social networking
  • Staying safe and much more...

“I am completely amazed at what I can learn from the Internet”

Alan Langan, aged 74, Pupil at U3A

U3A is a learning cooperative of older people which enables members to share many educational, creative and leisure activities. Groups consist of people no longer in full time, gainful employment coming together to share their love of learning. With over 225,000 members and 680 local U3A groups, members are offered a diverse choice of 300+ subject areas such as art, foreign languages, music, history, life sciences, literature, poetry, gardening, philosophy, crafts, field studies, archaeology, astronomy and computing.

Visit www.pcwisdom.co.uk for additional tips & tricks & further useful resources

About the Author:

Adrian Arnold qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Cambridge University in 1964. Having served as an assistant in general practices in Dunstable and Woking he set up his own veterinary practice in Crawley in 1968. Having created a four-man, two-centre practice the family decided to move to Colchester in Essex where he set up another new practice in 1987. Throughout this time he became a freelance journalist writing for both the local and veterinary press. In 1989 he became one of the first vets in the country to computerise his veterinary records and computing has remained a hobby ever since.

His other hobbies included light aircraft flying,digital photography, reading and travelling to meet friends and relatives in Europe, America, Africa and Asia.

Adrian and his wife, Jen, who still sits as a magistrate, have three children and four grandchildren while they enjoy his retirement in a small village in the Stour valley.

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