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For elderly, wired world holds terror — or delight

Dorothy Larsen, 86, finds aspects of today’s highly wired world daunting: “I like the old days. I’m scared of computers.’’ Dorothy Larsen, 86, finds aspects of today’s highly wired world daunting: “I like the old days. I’m scared of computers.’’ (Joanne Rathe/ Globe Staff)
By Sam Allis
Globe Staff / April 6, 2010

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They grew up in a time when technology meant a wall telephone, a TV set with three channels, and a radio. Today they’re in the midst of a monumental transition. While some senior citizens are handling the rapid rise of the Internet age well — e-mailing, posting family photos on Facebook, paying bills online — for many it has prompted ... (Full article: 865 words)

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