The majority of the books on the gadgets we use in our everyday lives are step-by-step how-to-do-it books focusing on a specific device or product, e.g., iPad for Seniors for Dummies. They look very much like printed manuals for a specific gadget. These books serve a valuable purpose for people starting out with a new gadget but they are not fun to read.
In the post Where Have all the Manuals Gone I suggest a different approach which is to write a book that is more like a travel guide than a manual. A travel guide is to inspire you to explore places of interest in a city. The analogous approach for a book on gadgets for seniors would inspire you to explore some of the fun and useful things you can do with the gadgets you use in your everyday lives.
Such a book needs to focus on:
- what things you can do with gadgets
- why you might find these things fun or useful
- how to get started exploring these uses for everyday gadgets
You will not be surprised to learn that I am in the process of writing such a book! If you think this is the sort of book you would find interesting leave a comment listing the things you would like to see covered in it.