from BBC News
The world of blogs, wikis and Web 2.0 is no longer just a young person’s game.
Using computers has overtaken gardening and DIY in the pensioners’ list of hobbies – with pensioners spending an average of six hours online each week, according to Age Concern.
But the charity is nevertheless worried. Many are still excluded, it insists, estimating that nearly half of the UK’s over-50s do not have access to a computer.
For the past ten years, it has been running programmes to help older people become more IT-literate.
And every week its Silver Surfer courses are teaching hundreds of older people the basics – from word processing and email to online shopping and using price comparison websites.