with a computer is very different to life
is a retired doctor who worked in a lab
environment before retirement. While in
the lab, her main function was to monitor
the patterns of viral diseases and to
conduct surveys within the community.
Sylvia wanted to get connected to the
Internet for research purposes.
retired when I was 68 and was determined
to have a productive retirement. I
enrolled on many courses - calligraphy,
astronomy, classical music, bridge,
medical and bird watching courses.
This year I
decided to get into computers and the
Internet. Technology is a frightening
field for those who have not been exposed
to it before and I must say I was rather
apprehensive about entering this strange
field. There were opportunities in my
working environment but I never had the
need to use them and didn't really want to
anyway. I was impressed by the knowledge
and skills the young kids have. They all
look so brilliant when they work on
to register for the Computers for
Beginners course at K-Net (now Knowlege
Network). The day before the course was
due to start, I had second thoughts about
doing the course so I went to Knowledge
Network to have a look at the learning
environment to see if it would suit me.
Network is a relaxed, friendly environment
and the staff are very encouraging and
made me look forward to my course the
explained that the course was 100%
hands-on and that many of the problems
experienced are solved while you are on
experience was exactly as they had
described it to me. The course was
practical so a lot was achieved during the
first morning. Knowledge Network launched
me into a whole new world.
decided to buy a computer and sat down
with Gerry from Knowledge Network who gave
me good advice about what I should buy to
meet my needs. Knowledge Network ordered
the computer and installed it in my study
for me. All I had to do was switch it on.
When you are in a strange field, you need
a support system. You need a home base to
turn to and I have confidence in Knowledge
Network as my home base.
registered on the Knowledge Network MS
Office Computer Course. I am an extremely
organised person and have since indexed
everything. I have typed letters, used
electronic encyclopaedias for reference
purposes and have achieved a lot more. You
can't believe the hours of pleasure this
computer is giving me.
objective was to be connected to the
Internet. I am now going to use the Net
for research purposes. Knowledge Network
advised me on what to get, installed the
modem and the Internet. I now have an
email address and am connected to the rest
of the world."