This holiday season I received an email from a boomer family member, Barbara Katz, who said that she played Scrabble online with her family every week. I was intrigued, since this is an area of Boomer life I hadn't considered. Could online gaming enhance Boomers' lives? She thought so! So I asked her to write a blog entry for me about how to use the online site she favors, Pogo.com. I had gone to the site and was very confused by it. Barbara agreed to make it simple for me and for other Boomers to understand.
Here is Part One of her guest blog and her biography.
Barbara R. Katz spent decades of her career consulting with businesses in computer training, communication technology, and business services. A writer for newsletters and special publications, she spends a great deal of time on various types of websites aside from gaming, including marketing, research and social networking.
I remember a simpler time when a radio, a television and a phone were the only technology in the house. Back then, we played board games and cards at home with our family and friends. That was entertainment and we loved it. There was always something to play and usually someone to play with. Our games gave us something active to do together as we entertained ourselves in our homes after school, work, homework, chores, and a home-cooked meal eaten as a family were completed. That sounds pretty much like ancient times to me now.