One Laptop Per Grannie--OLPG.

I just got back from trips to Florida and Oregon to visit two very old folks—one 93 and one nearing 90. Both are women, one lives in assisted living, the other at home. Both are lonely. At a time when we all talk of engagement, twitter, social media, connection, conversation—all that—we neglect the one community that really needs community. Old folks don’t get much attention in the US, especially from young folks. Yet it is the young folks, with their expertise in building digital communities, who can really help the old folks who need connection.

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