GaryK - 5:36 am on Nov 24, 2012 (gmt 0)
My 91-year old father finds it much easier to use a laptop simply because it has a physical keyboard; he knows how to type on his antiquated IBM Selectric II.
Tonight when I was there he was able to navigate through my latest FB photos using my laptop. But whenever I let him use my phone or tablet he inevitably winds up touching something accidentally and then needs me to "fix" it for him.
I'm not suggesting older folks are incapable of adapting to new situations, but they seem to relate best to things they're somewhat familiar with like a physical keyboard because they have something familiar to compare it to.