Sadism on wheels

Well, well. According to BBC Online,

Older people across the UK are being given the chance to try out the internet to show how technology can be beneficial to their lifestyle.

More than 1,500 IT taster sessions have been set up as part of Age Concern’s Silver Surfer Week, organised in conjunction with BT and Microsoft.

Older people will be shown how they can order shopping and services from the comfort of their own home.

A bus, equipped with computers, will also tour UK towns.

Given the sponsors, the bussed-in computers will presumeably be running Microsoft software with its legendary ease-of-use facilities and entertaining facilities like Solitaire. Funny way to demonstrate concern for aged people.