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Mayor Bloomberg On the Merits Of, Er, Skype

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, April 3 2012

From Capital New York's Dan Rosenblum comes a little gem from Mayor Michael Bloomberg, making an appearance at a New York City senior center.

Later, speaking to reporters, Bloomberg praised the senior center for adding access to programs and technology.

"It also means connecting older New Yorkers to technology and the advances that are transforming our society in ways that were unimaginable only a decade ago," he said.

"Today, Snipe is something that lots of seniors all around the country use, not just here in New York," he continued, referring to Skype. "Who would have thought that people have mobile phones that are intelligent, people have tablets, people have desktop computers at home and they actually are using them. We all think that technology is just for the young, people, that’s not true and clearly we can demonstrate here that that is not true.”

Bloomberg was also asked about an internal report that The New York Post says has found an effort to overhaul the city's emergency-dispatch system is overbudget and that the system is underperforming.

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