The Detroit Free Press wrote an article able nanatechnology--technology for grandparents or older adults or the elderly. As a new grandmother, I read this with interest, expecting to find the assorted junk about keeping pictures of your grandkids on the computer instead of the refrigerator, but I was surprised that that's not all they covered.
Games for keeping your frontal lobes working hard, games that were fun and improved eye-hand coordination, ways to have more music in your life. All these sound good, even the kids' photos arranged in digital scrapbooks. As a grand mother--I prefer Bubby to Nana--I don't intend to use the computer at all, however. In that role, when I play with my grand children, I want to go fishing and dig in the garden. The article might have featured digital tools for old folks, but not for grandparents who are more eager to get their actual hands on real grandkids and not digital fingers on cyberspace kids.Posted by bwahlstr at August 17, 2006 2:41 PM