As someone who is in her 70s, I have heard plenty about the Internet, but never really thought much of getting connected to it previously. I just did not grow up with computers, so the Interest did not spark in me right away. But my grandkids use it, and they said they want to keep in touch with me online with it. My grandson said that he would look into finding the best Arkansas DSL providers so that I can get a good deal here in my home state.
You see, my two grandchildren both go to college in another state. While they have cell phones and we talk that way sometimes, I just did not like the idea of receiving little tiny pictures from them on my phone. They are hard for me to see with my worsening eyesight. And reading texts on a tiny phone screen comes with the same problems. Due to arthritis, it is almost impossible for me to text back to them easily. I am all thumbs on a phone keyboard, and much of what I send it unintelligible as a result!
So, when my oldest grandchild mailed me a list of providers to contact, I made my first call ever to learn how to get online and what the cost would be. I found the price to be surprisingly affordable. Now, I was not too sure about the setup because I have so little technical knowledge, and I mostly wanted to keep it that way. But the employee I spoke with at the company of my choice said there would be nothing to worry about.
It turns out that employee was right. My service was installed last Friday. By Friday night I had emailed everyone in the family to say hello. I also took a photo of my Poodle with my digital camera, figured out how to download it to my computer and send it via email.