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Diane Keaton…Age-Defying Advice

Diane Keaton…  Can we believe she just turned 66 years old?

Recently I was reading the article about Diane Keaton in AARP Magazine, April/May 2012.  It’s sub-heading is ‘From facing your past to finding your passion, the Oscar-winning legend offers age-defying advice for a bold, adventurous life’.  Really, this is the essence of Sixty Something Now!

Diane Keaton has been someone that I’ve come to admire as the years have gone on.  She seems to be authentic.

Here is an excerpt from the article that confirms that she is to be admired for her views on life as we age.

“I never understood the idea that you’re supposed to mellow as you get older,” Keaton says, her blue eyes glinting behind tortoiseshell frames. “Slowing down isn’t something I relate to at all. The goal is to continue in good and bad, all of it. To continue to express myself, particularly. To feel the world. To explore. To be with people. To take things far. To risk. To love. I just want to know more and see more.”

Here is the link that will give you the entire article if you’d like to read it.

What are your views on this?  We’d love to hear from you.

 

Have You Seen The iPad?

Following is an excerpt from an article in online version of AARP in which the author reviews the iPad relative to ease of use for Seniors.  Thought you might like to see this.  The entire article may be viewed by clicking here, but this is an interesting excerpt:

Jim, a retired metallurgical engineer, describes himself as largely computer-illiterate, exaggerating his deficiency a tad. The Petersons have a desktop PC in their Tucson, Ariz., home, and he has learned to do the things he wants to on it—read newspapers online, check for books at the library, and a few other tasks. But he’s certainly no techie, and his learning curve on the iPad, a half-inch-thick, book-size slab that weighs only a pound and a half, was nearly effortless.

In the iPad, has Apple finally come up with a computing gadget so user-friendly anyone can use it? Does that make the iPad the best choice for those who have avoided computers so far? While 70 percent of those ages 50 to 64 use the Internet—close to the adult average of 74 percent—only 38 percent of Americans 65-plus are online, reports the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. For others, especially many working professionals, the question is probably whether the iPad is the smartest option for an on-the-go lifestyle.

To all of the above, Apple would like you to think the answer is yes. The company has been touting its latest piece of technological wizardry as a device so simple, so intuitive to use, that it’s “truly magical,” in Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ words. But in a week of testing the iPad, handing it to other people to try, and talking to computer experts, I discovered the answer is more complicated than that, and probably depends as much on the user as it does on the device.

Personally I’m intrigued with the iPad.  I’ve looked at them at the Apple store and online.  Not sure if or when I’ll get one, but probably will decide within the next few months.  How about you?