I love this guy. He's one of the members of the singing group The Zimmers, which he talks about a bit here, and he's doing a series called Granddad's Chair on YouTube -- here's one of the latest -- and this, to me, is a dream of mine coming true: having the older generation use the Internet to share what they know with younger generations.
It's the first generation that actually can do this, and heaven only knows we need it, and I'm really happy to see someone doing it.
Take a look and then perhaps it will inspire you to video your grandad or dear granny or parents, so they can share too. I wish nursing homes and retirement communities would do this. Maybe they know how to cook or sew or fix things around the house. Life lessons. How to stay married. Raise kids. How to live happily despite the challenges of aging. What they remember about important historical events they lived through. In this video, he talks about dealing with frustrations, being unhappy with your life. Can you imagine what a valuable collection this could be? Why should all that life knowledge be wasted? I confess I sent an email to the Zimmers suggesting something like this, and I simply love that I see it happening. This is living history, and I've had it in my mind as a dream literally for years, but Groklaw got me so busy, I had to set it aside. I gather geriatric1927 was way ahead of me and had the same idea on his own.
It's one more proof that YouTube has uses way beyond anything Hollywood ever dreamed of. And in case you think nobody watches, he's now #10 Most Subscribed (All Time).