At Senior Planet, Your Grandma Is the Newest Computer Whiz

 

 

 

“All right, guys. How would we find out what the weather’s normally like in Rome … in May?”

The teacher leans back in his chair and patiently scans the class for raised hands. On the pull-down screen behind him is an open Google tab.

It seems like a simple enough question — for those who grew up with Google. But to this room of senior citizens, it’s the central focus of today’s discussion about booking vacations online. A couple hands go up in the back.

“Type in keywords. ‘Rome,’ ‘Temperature,’ ‘May,'” someone says.

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