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Spread the Word about Easy Computers

November 2012  

Valerie SingletonMost people our age will remember very well the name of Valerie Singleton OBE and, for many of us, her name will remain synonymous with BBC’s Blue Peter.

But in fact Blue Peter was just one segment in Valerie’s wide, varied and enormously successful career that included working on a range of top tv shows from sitcoms and comedy to documentaries, news programmes and even BBC 2’s The Money Programme.

Recently Valerie has moved into yet another new area - helping to develop a simplified form of computers so that everyone can become computer literate.

If you know of any older person, or disadvantaged homes, where computers are not part of everyday life, then the new Simplicity Computers could be the perfect answer.
The whole system has been designed for total simplicity and for people who have no background experience of computers or modern technology - hence the name! For many people, whose computer skills have developed over years, it is easy to forget just how daunting it can be for anyone other than a four year old to start from scratch.

Simplicity Computers come in four forms: a pre-loaded laptop, desktop or touchscreen plus a much lauded simplicity HOMEKEY(R). This is a 16 gigabyte high grade USB stick loaded with the Simplicity system. Simply plug it into an existing computer up to 8 years old and off you go.

When you turn any of them on you will find that everything has been designed for quick and intuitive understanding. There are just a handful of choices, with clear simple labelling and colour coded in bright different shades. With a quick click or two, you can be sending emails, searching the internet, storing photographs, writing documents or even chatting to friends and family.

Users also need never worry about viruses, spyware or constant updates as all of this is taken care of within the system.

There are 14 video tutorials, which Valerie presents, with quick simple instructions presented in her clear and friendly manner, to ensure no one need feel daunted by getting to grips with new technology.

Once a user feels confident and wants to use more advanced facilities then flick a switch in the settings section and your computer gives you easy access to more advanced programs.

It really is a brilliant idea and it is surprising it has taken so long for a system like this to be launched. There are still millions of homes and people across the UK who do not have access to a computer, or who are too frightened of the complexities to attempt to use one. Every day means these people are more and more being sidelined by the modern world. Some are just terrified of the cost involved in buying a computer and worried about how to set up a connection - Simplicity offers a number of options to cover these aspects, including straightforward setting up and from the inexpensive HOMEKEY to their top of the range 24 inch touch screen.

Even better, the little Simplicity HOMEKEY will slot easily into old computers which means people who are not desperate for the latest model can recycle an old computer simply by plugging it in. Not only cost saving but environmentally useful too!

Do spread the word - many over 50s have been left out of the computer revolution and this system is the ideal starting point. And from only £89.95p, it also doesn’t break the bank.

You can find out more by visiting - but of course that is no good for people without a computer!

Instead, tell them to call 0800 028 0417 to find out full information.

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