solar1951 wrote:This is no way an "age ist" post.
Announced on the BBC Today programme this morning and also on the BBC website a computer targeted at the elderly
It might not be discrimination, but it is: it is called ageism, the fixed idea that your age determines your capabilities, and everyone in that group has the same issues (you have identified as being age related)
--sometimes an advantage in getting discounts; but not when diminishing your capabilities and relegating you to the also-rans group(ing).
Other than that, it looks like a stripped down (simplified) OS as would appear on a netbook
--and for seniors that accept that group-think, it will likely work well enough.
For those that don't they can easily do it for themselves, without needing to be targeted
Even some of the books (computers for seniors..like), are almost like the computers for dummies books, and have very similar information in sometimes only slightly different formats: ah well!, if it it works OK, then.
--I know it is a big business the seniors market..