Go Computer: Help the aged

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As my sainted old father always says “It’s a stinking world because there’s no law and order anymore! It’s a stinking world because it lets the young get on to the old, like you done. Oh, it’s no world for an old man any longer. What sort of a world is it at all? Men on the moon, and men spinning around the earth, and there’s not no attention paid to earthly law and order no more.”

Well fear not, my sladky old pee! The Seniors Go computer is for you! For a mere $879 you get a large-letter keyboard, trackball mouse, and a zoom system for seeing your screen all horrorshow like with those starry old glazzies. You also pay $19.95 a month for support and live help, as needed.

The computer uses an OS called MyGait which appears to be a Windows shell. It grabs your photos and email and lets you go to frequently visited websites without all that vonny hunting and pecking.

Interestingly, this computer comes from the same folks who made TV Ears for watching TV and Jitterbug, that ugly phone for the old.

My thought? Don’t buy it. Listen: I love my pops. I gave him a Mac Mini and told him not to download too much porn and I haven’t had a single problem with his computer in four years. Before that he was running an old PC with Linux on it after he completely destroyed the Windows XP install I gave him. If their vision is bad simply get something like this large-print keyboard for $39 and jack up the screen resolution. In short, if you’re reading this on CrunchGear, you have the wherewithal to assist your malenky grandma with her PC problems instead of investing in this cal.

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