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Lesley Riddoch

Digitally-savvy youngsters could help older people embrace technology and connect the generations, writes Lesley Riddoch

Lesley Riddoch: Passing on skills can be the best gift

It took precisely one-and-a-half minutes. But thanks to the 18-year-old son of my best friend, I finally managed to download a podcast to my iPhone this weekend. The task was, of course, completely straightforward. It had also seemed completely daunting – an admission that’s now beyond embarrassing. After all, I’ve recorded a weekly podcast since 2012 and regularly exhort others to listen without having the faintest idea how to do it myself, or the humility to ask.

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