It’s a poorly-kept secret that many people over 55 — especially parents — can be a tad tech phobic. Only you know, replace ‘phobic’ with ‘useless.’ I’m not entirely sure why this is. My uncle, who was a great dude, was always on top of the latest gadgets and gizmos — even well into his 60s. But let’s face facts: he was an outlier. Most folks in that age demo are lucky if they can negotiate the Swiss Chalet home page or get that 25-year-old VCR to stop flashing ’12:00.’
More embarrassing still, other species now appear to be overtaking the seniors set on the tech front. Gaytor the Wirehaired Fox Terrier is a clear example. Despite a lack of language skills, opposable thumbs, and microphone proficiency, he’s nonetheless managed to conquer the complexities of Skyping with serious grace and aplomb. Gaytor, you’re a true inspiration — catch you online tonight for a little World of Warcraft?