The Digital Pensioner
Recently I've started on a little crusade to teach my Nan geography. Why? Many reasons:
- Quality family time
- Always one of life's top priorities, right?
- I can't stand people saying they are no good at something, yet having an interest in it.
- There's a good chance I'm the only twentysomething grandson in the country doing this...
- Yeah, that one caught me by surprise too
- Now this is an odd one. Potential is usually associated with younger generations. Well, that's needless. If you believe everything educational BBC programmes tell you short of an actual brain affecting disease, natural deterioration of the mind shouldn't occur until our seventies. I know my Nan can remember things. She reams off dates, events and politics from medieval history with a passion. So no excuses about a terrible memory to stop her from learning more.
How does this fit in with the digital pensioner? Well, check out geriatric1927 on YouTube. The internet is making level of entry so low that fear is the strongest remaining barrier. So my hat is off to Peter for making this step.
And despite what might be said of the young we obviously do listen to the elderly. The man has been signed up for a week and posted 6 videos and has had well over 100,000 views.
Engage and we will listen.
Hat tip: Stuart Bruce - PR Guru (or many thanks to Stuart Bruce for the pointer, depending on which side of the fence you sit in the debate started by Rob Skinner)
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