Lessons from pre-Internet grandparents

Learning to write legibly takes concentration, practice and patience.
Learning to write legibly takes concentration, practice and patience.PHOTO: ISTOCKPHOTO

NEW YORK • Learning can come from books. And then there is the Internet plus phone apps and podcasts. But why not cast a wider net right in your own family pond?

Grandparents remember what life was like before Google and YouTube. And most know how to cook without a microwave, manage a budget and drive a car with a manual transmission.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 15, 2018, with the headline 'Lessons from pre-Internet grandparents'. Print Edition | Subscribe