Los Angeles architect David Denton uses Second Life as a tool for his work (more on that soon), and when colleagues complain that SL is too complicated, he has a novel reply: "If my 97 year old mother can do it, you can do it."
Because that happens to be the case: meet LS Back, who is almost certainly Second Life's oldest Resident. (When I told David about the 88 year old blues singer and the 87 year old Holocaust survivor who also use SL, he snorted: "Whippersnappers.")
Ms. Back, David tells me, enjoys flying around and exploring, and visiting the exhibit hall which David built for her, to display her watercolor paintings in-world. (He made it as a surprise for her 95th birthday.) We are fortunate to have a real life photo of her, because Ms. Back was initially reluctant to be profiled. For as she first told David, "Southern ladies do not reveal their age."
Photo and screenshot courtesy of D. Denton.