My mother wasn’t an early adopter of computer technology. I tried to talk her into letting me buy her a home computer for a couple of years, just so we could send email and photos back and forth. She was hesitant, claiming she didn’t know how to use one and it would probably either sit there unused, or she’d break it.
But she was office manager for a cable TV company in northern California, and when they started offering WebTV, they had one installed in the front office, as a demo. Slowly, but surely, she began to realize how much information was available online, even then.