RIP Teletext: Older investors grapple with new gadgets
Older stock investors were feeling their way around and brokers were bracing themselves for a reduction in their already-soft business as the decades-old Teletext service was switched off on Monday.
Young people were also teaching their seniors how to use new technologies, such as the Internet and mobile devices, to find out stock prices.
"It would have been better if the service was retained, but it's now no more and we can't change the situation," retiree Tan Jong Keng, 92, told The Straits Times in Mandarin.
Mr Tan's grandson and daughter taught him how to use a smartphone to check stock prices on Monday night. "Sometimes I can use (the phone), sometimes I cannot use it as I forget which keys to press," said Mr Tan. "It's okay to learn slowly."