The highs and lows of life online
Sometimes the internet is a wonderful thing. Masako Wakamiya creating an app at 81-years-old, what a joy. Being attacked by a Malware virus, not so much. But after a lot of tinkering around backstage That’s Not My Age is back in business. And if anyone’s remotely interested, this has involved moving to a different hosting company and employing an extra layer of security to future-proof this site. Fingers and toes, people. Fingers and toes (and grated teeth).
On retiring at the age of 60, Wakamiya was caring for her mother and feeling quite isolated when she bought her first computer. Setting up amidst a flurry of sweat and tears (and a lot less swearing than at That’s Not My Age Mansions over the last few days) the not-very-tech-savvy former bank employee says, eventually, ‘I got my wings, they took me to another world and changed the second half of my life!’ Now a self-proclaimed, information technology evangelist, Wakamiya encourages people to enrich their lives by connecting with each other online and to use ‘silver-friendly gadgets’. She has created a design app called Hindan that celebrates the Japanese festival Hinamatsuri and teaches users how to display 12 traditional dolls in the right order.
Watch Masako Wakamiya’s Ted x Tokyo talk HERE.
The recovery process has taken a lot longer than expected and I have missed the regular interaction with That’s Not My Age readers; 10 o’clock on a Friday night may seem like an odd time to be posting something online but it’s been a while and I want to get this out before my support team disappear for the weekend. After all the shenanigans this week, I hardly dare press the ‘publish’ button.
Is there anybody there?!