|02-22-2005, 05:18 AM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2002
Device: Sony PRS-650 / Nexus 7 / Kindle PW
Gadget makers ignoring elderly people
Are gadget makers such as PalmOne and Apple turning a blind eye on elderly people and in general on people with disabilities? You don't have to be old to find it a struggle to read the tiny type on your iPod, PDA or cell phone, but aging doesn't help matters.
Today I stumbled over the following article from Marketwatch analyzing the situation:
|02-22-2005, 12:33 PM||#2|
just kinda geeky
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Oakland, California
This quote from PalmOne really explains why they're in no hurry to produce a PDA for us power-users. For them it's simpler to make an easy to use PDA and market the heck out of it, than to make a power-user PDA and have to deal with all of the support calls from old people about how to turn on the Wi-Fi and such (even if their support division is out-sourced, all of those calls still add up).
Come on other-Palm-OS hardware vendors!! The rest of us need you.
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