The Older Person's Guide to New Stuff

The Older Person's Guide to New Stuff : From Android to Zoella, a complete guide to the modern world for the easily perplexed

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A handy guide for anyone who says, 'The Facebook' or 'The Google' or who asks, 'Do they deliver emails on Sunday?' This is a book for the elderly and not-so-elderly who are bamboozled not just by the technology of the contemporary world, but also various modern concepts and conceits that the more youthful take for granted.

It explains a host of modern concepts and technologies that have entered everyday use and parlance but which are alien (and possibly frightening) not just to the elderly - but probably also to anyone over 45. These concepts are universal and should therefore appeal to readers in the UK, Australia, US and Europe.

The definitions are all real, but entertaining, making use of easy-to-understand 'real world' references or examples to explain them.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 138 x 220 x 24mm | 340g
  • Robinson
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • b/w images
  • 1472142373
  • 9781472142375
  • 16,854

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Confused about Cryptocurrency?

Flustered about Flashmobs?

Baffled about Buzzfeed?

Worry no more!

Armed with just this book, you'll soon be able to understand over 325 modern terms that have entered everyday conversation but which can be alien (and possibly even scary) to 'older people'. And by older we're actually talking about anyone over 45.

As you'd expect, most of the terms are technology related; things like Augmented Reality, Blogging, the Dark Web, Autonomous Cars and the Internet of Things - that sort of stuff. However it also explains a whole host of contemporary concepts that can be just as mystifying; notions like Fake News, Cosplay, Memes, Fanboys, Hygge -- and not forgetting, Avocado Toast.
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About Mark Leigh

Mark Leigh's career has taken him from working as a scriptwriter for TV comedy acts such as Hale and Pace, through the 'Mad Men' world of advertising copywriting to developing concepts for radio and TV comedy shows and writing bestselling humour books. Over the past twenty years he has written or co-written dozens of books, including titles with Chris Tarrant and Roy Chubby Brown. Mark lives just outside London in Surrey.
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