Mom online


Got mom an Apple iMac for her birthday, thinking it would be a great way to stay better connected with us, and the world. It’s never too late to learn about the Internet given its huge upside in educational and social networking value.

Mom seems to be enjoy being online, as she’s reading the daily news from Japan on sites like,

And, she already sent email! (thanks to Sue for the assist). Harumi told me last night she received an email reply from mom in Japanese.

One of the great things about the Mac is its built-in foreign language support. I was able to change the operating system to Japanese language with a few simple menu clicks, so all the drop-down menus and OS descriptions appear in Japanese.

Next step for mom is instant messenging.


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