Many of you are teaching or helping your family - freeing them from the very same technology that should be empowering them. You are helping - parents, grand parents, in-laws, senior citizens and distant relatives, customers - and many of them live in far off places.
Here are some of the stories that express that analogy better than me:
Mike: During my Christmas visit, I installed Crossloop on both my motherâs and my father-in-lawâs PCs. The day after I returned home to Alabama my father-in-law called me to say that heâd lost his âfolder viewâ in Outlook Express. Crossloop made it possible for me to not only fix the problem, but to also show him how to âshow and hideâ the OE âfolder viewâ. Even if the student is aged 75+, I can still âteach a man to fishâ instead of just âgiving him a fishâ using Crossloop.
Benson John: This is a fabulous piece of software that you've developed. I am an Indian student currently in Melbourne, Australia & this tool helps me immensely to troubleshoot PC problems for my folks back home in India.
Henk (paraphrased to make it short): I am a helper in a Computerclub for senior citizens in the city of Amstelveen (www.ascc.nl ) in the Netherlands. Our club has over 400 members (!!) of whom many are not very good on the computer and we are running a helpsystem visiting them at home. It is simple to manage and to explain the program to other. Thanks to CrossLoop we are able to assist less computer-experienced seniors. Once a month we have a clubmeeting (with about 80 members) explaining working with the computer. I demonstrated the working of CrossLoop. I worked on another computer communicating through Skype. It worked excellent and all members were very enthusiastic. Together with Skype we have an excellent possibillity for computerhelp.
Good Evening and Good Luck
PS: I strongly recommend this book. It is quick enough to read and work at a startup :)