Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives – Gas Lamps, Harry Randals, Sat Navs and iPads by Jane Risdon

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I am delighted to share posts from Jane Risdon’s archives and this week I am sharing the entire post.. Jane shares some of the hoops that needed to be jumped through to get an 83 year old relative up and running on the Internet. Especially when the lady in question was born in the era of gas lamps and dial up telephones.

Gas Lamps, Harry Randals, Sat Navs and iPads by Jane Risdon

Those of us who have grown up in the middle and latter part of the twentieth century, take a lot for granted. We know how to use a telephone and may well have first used one in a red phone box with the old-fashioned, ‘push button A or B’ method of making a call usually via the ‘operator.’ Many didn’t have phones in their homes back then and so a call box was the only option. We…

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