Bloomberg Refers to Skype as ‘Snipe’ During Senior-Center Visit

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12:  New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks during the Empire State Pride Agenda event hosted by Emporio Armani on December 12, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Giorgio Armani)
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This morning, Michael Bloomberg visited a senior center in Flushing, Queens. While there, Capital New York reports, Bloomberg observed a tai-chi class and watched a Skype sing-along of "Fools Rush In" between residents. While touting the seniors' able use of technology, he did something only an old person would do and called Skype "Snipe":

"Today, Snipe is something that lots of seniors all around the country use, not just here in New York. 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.”