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Taking a big gamble going online

Title: Taking a big gamble going online
Date: Tuesday, 12 December 2000
Publisher: New Zealand Herald
Author: Peter Sinclair
Main source: nzherald.co.nz

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When Allan McConnell decided to go online, the 68-year-old Ngaruawahia pensioner had no idea he was, quite literally, taking a gamble. Retiring after a lifetime on the land, and encouraged by his net-savvy sons Nicholas, 23, and David, 21, he and his wife Julia took a computer course at Ngaruawahia High School. Suddenly, he was at the "bleeding-edge." And just a few weeks later, the blood began to flow ... NeoPets is an enchanting website - a community of virtual pet ... [Read the rest at nzherald.co.nz]