Birstall User, 104, Urges Older Generation to Go Online
As part of its campaign to encourage older adults to use the internet, the BBC featured one of the web's oldest advocates, 104-year-old George Higgs. When his son moved to America, Higgs joined the 45% of adults older than 55 in his native East Midlands who use the internet. Higgs recommends the internet to his generation, describing it as a "very valuable asset." He does warn, however, that the internet can be as much of a time waster as it can be a time saver. "I don’t twitter, I'd sooner buy a canary," quipped the cyber-skilled centenarian.
BBC, May 11, 2011