And, now, a message from the old folks

Four-and-a-half million people. That’s how many have viewed the YouTube video of the old folks trying to learn their new computer since it went up late last month.

Why do we like videos like this so much? Because they’re old and computer illiterate and fun to laugh at? I doubt it. It’s because they’re full of life, they’re cool, and they’re everything we want to be not only when we reach that age, but now.

I still have a soft spot for this couple at the Mayo Clinic.

These videos serve another purpose: To remind us to call our aging parents (or grandparents) this weekend. While we still can.

  • catherine

    I can only hope that my husband and I are as cute as these folks when we are their age. Because we certainly aren’t now!

  • JackU

    These videos serve another purpose: To remind us to call our aging parents (or grandparents) this weekend. While we still can.

    I left NY in 1979 to come to Minnesota for college. I went back for a while after graduation but returned to the upper midwest for good in early 1986. Since then I have called my parents every Sunday night (okay, almost every Sunday night.) About a year or so ago we got my Mom on to Skype. Now I talk to Mom twice a week. We still do a regular phone call on Sunday but then midweek I connect with her on Skype. My father occasionally wanders into camera view during the Skype conversations but generally he only takes part in the telephone conversations.