Friday, January 10, 2014

Kenyan grandpa, 90, brings global family together via Skype

At 90, John Mbugua debates Kenya’s politics, art and culture as expertly as any scholar. The old man has lived through the colonial era as well as Kenya’s four post-independence regimes.
He has seen the country undergo tremendous changes in the field of technology.
John Mbugua skyping family     (c) businessdailyafrica.com
"I don’t know why people do not keep in touch with each other despite all the advantages of mobile phones and the internet"
Over Christmas and the New Year celebrations Mr Mbugua used Skype, an application which allows one to converse with another over the Internet through video link, to talk to his grandchildren who are pursuing education overseas.
“I don’t know why people do not keep in touch with each other despite all the advantages of mobile phones and the internet. I am disappointed by those who have my phone number and never call or text to say ‘hallo’ when I make all efforts to keep in touch with those I care about”.
At his age, Mr Mbugua has taken his time to learn how to use the computer and watches documentaries about farming — learning the latest technologies to apply to his fish farming hobby.

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Source: BusinessDaily, Kenya

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