Retired Librarian Cuts the Internet Cord

In the early 1990s, Jack Hicks was among the first of his friends to go online. He was also one of the first library bosses in the Chicago area to provide free public Internet access.

Now Jack, 69 and retired, is the first person he knows to have pulled the Web wire on his own home computer. “Mainly, it’s a time-waster. And there’s so little time. Why waste it?” asked the former Deerfield Public Library executive director.

“In retirement, I’m interested in real life, not an imitation of life.” Pioneer local has the story.