Computers are in almost every classroom and many kids are comfortable on one before they know how to read, but that wasn't always the case.
Huntington Beach senior Rich Kolander didn't grow up knowing how to send an e-mail, "poke" his friends on Facebook or create an Excel spreadsheet because his generation "wasn't born with the computer next to their crib," he said.
"We grew up listening to the radio," he said.
Kolander learned to use computers through his job as an engineer, but many seniors have never learned those skills, and it is for them that the Michael E. Rodgers Senior Center offers several classes on a variety of computer skills.
The center has classes starting with the basics, which promise to teach users everything from turning a computer on and off and using a mouse to surfing the Web. It also has more specialized classes on eBay, photo organization, Google and Microsoft Word and Excel.