Seniors Can Compute Too!
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://the-gadgeteer.com/2011/03/18/kiwi-pc-the-perfect-computer-for-senior-citizen/' target='_blank'>http://the-gadgeteer.com/2011/03/18...senior-citizen/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"The Gadgeteer has discussed technology for senior citizens in the past, even posing the question “What’s the perfect computer for Grandma?” Kiwi PC may have the answer. This computer is a standard computer with a few tweaks to make it easier to use. The Kiwi PC for Seniors is running a customized Linux Ubuntu 10.10 OS with a “Me Menu” system that simplifies the choices."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/dht/auto/1300742135.usr20447.jpg" style="border: 0px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>The Kiwi PC looks like a good idea, and helping seniors access computers and the Internet is an admirable task, but I wonder about the utility of this. I imagine the computer uses a standard keyboard and mouse interface which I think is probably not the best interface. With the introduction of good touch interfaces, a touch panel like an iPad, or a 10' Android tablet would seem a better fit. The interface is more intuitive and itneracting with a tablet is leagues easier than trying to control a mouse. Does anyone think there is a place for these kinds of computers anymore or have they been surpassed by newer technology?</p>