What? Another website aimed at boomers? What's this one all about? Well, here's a mental checklist for you.
If you're in that sought after demographic called the Boomer then this blog may be for you.
If you're intimidated by technology then this blog may be for you.
If you cringe at the thought of having to go into an electronics store to buy a PC, digital camera, a printer, a hard drive etc. etc. then this blog may be for you.
If your children or grandchildren roll their eyes when you tell them that you want to know more about technology then this blog may be for you.
If you are tired of information overload written in "geekspeak" (ie terms and phrases that are crushingly technical) then this blog may be for you.
If you wonder why technology companies never use people who look over 30 to advertise their products then this blog may be for you.
If you fit in at least 2 of the above categories then this blog is probably for you.
If you put a tick beside everything, then this blog is definitely for you.
The purpose of thesavvyboomer.com is to help unravel the world of technology for "boomers" or anyone else who has been too busy working and living the past 3 or 4 decades. If you're under 40, you are going to find the information here probably too simple or not technical enough for your needs. We're going to try to deal with the information on technology, software, the internet and products such as digital cameras, PDA's, mp3 players etc in a way that will inform but not intimidate you.
Why are we going to do this? It's simple. There are very few websites that address this area. You can find literally thousands of blogs dedicated to boomers that cover areas such as investing, retirement communities, real estate, health care, dating (yes online boomer dating-we'll talk about it in a future article), travel etc etc but I only found a couple that are dedicated to technology for boomers. And since I'm a boomer myself and my friends are always asking me for help in this area because of my high tech background, I figured, what the heck!
So this blog will be dedicated to the areas of consumer and high technology as they relate to computers,the internet and associated consumer electronics. At this point, we aren't going into audio/video such as TVs, DVD players, cell phones etc (other than cameras and mp3 players) but that's not to say we won't in the future.
Take a look at this article on another website about technology for boomers. It tells me that companies are finally starting to realize that boomers have the ability to become tech-savvy.
Finally, please bear with me. I am learning as I go. If you are a blogger checking me out, I'm new to this so if I'm doing something wrong,let me know. I'll be linking to other boomer type blogs soon so that boomers can see what else is being written about and by us.