I just received an email.
I get quite a lot of emails, but seeing as my todger is quite long enough and since I discovered that Tanya from the Ukraine is an fact a trucker called Boris from Vladivostok, I don’t read most of them.
This one appealed to me though.
Apparently they [whoever ‘they’ are] are finally recognising that there is a group of us that is not obsessed with iPods and iPhones and the latest ‘celebrity’ scandal. I refer of course to the “Silver Surfer”.
Now, I’m not sure precisely what constitutes a Silver Surfer. I replied to the mail asking for clarification.
This is what I wrote –
Just out of interest [this is something that has been bugging me for a while] – what constitutes a Silver Surfer?
The subject has cropped up a few times in the past as to what constitutes a ‘senior’ or ‘silver’ in the Internet world. Is there an entry age? If I don’t qualify as a ‘Silver’ my image may take a severe battering [if the word gets out]. My beard is pure white and there are quite a few silver streaks in my hair if that is any help?
She had written to me to tell me that this September, they are holding the “Irish Silver Surfer Web Awards 2009”. Great stuff!
The full gist of the mail is as follows:
Age Action Ireland is hosting a conference Imagine IT- A Celebration of Older People & Information Technology (IT) in Croke Park on Monday Sept 28th from 10am to 4pm, the event will include the Irish Silver Surfer Awards 2009.
Your readers may be interested in nominating an older person they know who is an enthusiastic IT user? The awards will be for;
- Silver Surfer of the Year – will be awarded to an older person who embraces IT for learning, leisure, pleasure of enterprise
- IT volunteer(s) of the Year – will be awarded to an individual or groups of volunteers who prove support or encouragement to older IT learners
- Most Dedicated IT Learner – will be awarded to an older person who have overcome challenges to become IT confident
- Group Communicator – will be awarded to an older person who has used IT to communication with family, community or club
- Passionate Hobbyist – will be awarded to an older person who uses IT to assist them in their hobby
Generous prizes of laptops and IT equipment. Closing date for nominations is 18th September.
This is a fun event with an emphasis on challenging stereotypes about older people and IT. The conference has 3 sessions:
Try IT! – An interactive IT expo with demos of new products and IT applications
Celebrate IT! – National IT Awards
Promote IT! – Speakers from some of the best IT programmes for older people in Ireland and UK
Conference Cost €20 including lunch and refreshments.
Attached is some further information about conference and awards and also a nomination form.
For bookings or queries please contact myself Pauline Power email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone: 01 475 6989
Now this looks like my kind of fun. No loud music. No irritating young people. Just the soft click of Zimmer Frames and the occasional squeak of a wheelchair while us oldies get to know each other. I hope they have security guards to keep anyone out who is still in their first half century?
She attached a couple of posters too and an entry form.
So get in there. Nominate someone you know. If you have grand kids, leave ‘em behind and have some fun in Croke Park.
I’m still not sure if I qualify though.
She still hasn’t answered my mail.
She has answered my mail.
Anyone over 55?
They’re letting kids in now.