Many 70, 80 and 90 year olds aren’t intimidated by technology.–PC Pitstop.
Never Too Old for Technology
By Leo Notenboom
You’re never too old
Hi everyone, I’m Leo Notenboom for askleo.com.
You know, one of the things I love about what I do and the technology I get to play with every day is that it opens so many doorways and presents us all with so many opportunities to take advantage of … if we are willing to take advantage of it.
That’s where a thread that came through in the last survey kind of bugged me just a little bit. People were using the phrase, “I’m old” as kind of an excuse for not getting something or not feeling like they were ready to do something.
And I personally, I find that kind of sad. Not everybody was doing it. A lot of people were just saying, well, “I’m old”, which is awesome, and they were able to accomplish a lot of things which was actually, like I said, pretty awesome but I [also] kept seeing it as kind of an excuse, like I said, and it doesn’t have to be that way.
The issue with technology from my perspective is that it is something that presents us with tremendous opportunity if we are willing to take advantage of it. It doesn’t really matter how old you are. Age, the number of years on a calendar, heck, seriously it doesn’t matter.
I regularly hear from folks in their 70’s, 80’s and 90’s and honestly, I’m waiting to hear from that hundred-year-old, I really am – who are having a great time with technology, who are using it to do things that their children or their grandchildren just never imagine and certainly that folks of their age just can’t quite comprehend. That they’re just doing all of these fun things: connecting with people, sharing with people, communicating with people.
Because in a lot of ways, that’s what a lot of the internet and technology is all about. It’s about connecting with other people.