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George has firmly got his hook into ‘age-friendly’ web

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THE under-30s have masterminded a conspiracy to have people believe that technology is more complicated than it really is.

That’s according to 70-year-old rugby pundit and technophile George Hook, who yesterday went to the epicentre of Dublin’s computer heartland — Google — to encourage more over-50s to crack the internet.

Launching this year’s Silver Surfer Awards, which is run by Age Action and Google, the irrepressible Hook said older people have nothing to fear.

“For the over-50s, we are the last generation that can do mental arithmetic, that can spell, that can use paragraphs and use grammar in our sentences. Why then should we be fearful of technology?” he asked.

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