"I don't need the internet, I don't use it." -My Grandmother
"...nonusers simply don’t feel the need."
When I was visiting my grandmother in Colombia she told me flat out, "I just don't need the internet."
This article touched on some interesting points about older adults who use the internet and don't. As I read the line, "...nonusers simply don't feel the need", I was reminded of the conversation with my grandmother.
Skype made her reconsider her words. My grandmother truly realized how powerful technology can be and discovered a "need" for it. Being able to see her grandchildren back here brought her to tears of joy! No it doesn't compare to visiting in person, but Skype and other great video communication tools make the distance between loved ones not seem so far.