Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Seniors, Computer Clubs and to Photoshop or not to Photoshop
If you are one of these seniors I've just described, you need to ask yourself how much time you'd like to spend in learning more about computers. The honest answer I get 99% of the time is "almost none." I can sympathize with this answer. It requires tremendous motivation at 65+ to want to tackle this big a learning curve. What you need to do is realistically ask yourself what you want to do on computers. Then you pick your devices to buy based upon those end goals.
They take cruises together. They have conventions. Some people call this the Cult of Mac but if you want to jump into a pool of people willing to help you, this is your best bet. Before you start buying, show up at the Apple store and have them fully show you everything you'd like to consider as your machine or device.
here and shown at left. From there, check out your community college and you will generally find out that as a senior you can audit any of their classes for free. This includes their graphic programs which use Macs for teaching students how to use Photoshop. The college where I took my Photoshop course is shown below with its free program.