Jack Driscoll

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Editor-in-Residence, MIT Media Lab.
Established the SilverStringers and
Melrose Mirror in 1996.
Advisor to the SilverStringers
Contributor to the Melrose Mirror

Jack Driscoll sort of has a foot in both camps: Melrose and MIT. He was born at Melrose Hospital, graduated from Melrose schools, worked for the Free Press while a student and lived in the city for 35 years before moving to Topsfield and now Rye, N.H.

His wife, the former Dolores LeSaffre, also comes from Melrose.

After nearly 40 years at the Boston Globe, Jack retired in 1994 and became Editor-in-Residence at the MIT Media Lab.

Aware that the Milano Center was getting started and knowing that Jack Beckley was a forward-thinking director, Driscoll was part of the MIT team that approached some volunteers about sharing their wisdom through writing and other forms of communication as part of a research project studying community computing.

He continues as part of the regular MIT delegation that meets regularly with the SilverStringers.

Additional Articles by Jack Driscoll:
id 162 Mock Drill at Elder Care Center -- Features
id 238 F A Q - & MIT Reply -- FAQ
id 2275 Is our Free Press Being Dumbed Down -- Features
id 2579 Silver Stringers Go Global -- Features
id 4091 Aids Bike Ride Jennifer D. -- Features 7/7/00
id 4064 Peace Corps Feldman -- Travel 7/7/00
id 4340 Will the real Cork City please stand up -- Travel 10/6/00
id 4341 Ireland's Visual Feast -- Travel 11/3/00
id 4471 Not even seniors have monopoly on aging -- Features 12/01/00
id 4516 The World is getting smaller -- Features 1/5/01
id 4665 A new website in Washington, D.C. -- Features 2/2/01
id 5038 Join the SilverStringer gold rush -- Features 6/01/01
id 5156 Don Murray stikes a chord with readers -- Features 7/6/01
id 5587 Growing up with 4 Johnnies & 2 Santas -- Feature 12/07/01
id 5923 Celebrating childhood & a hotel anniversary -- Feature 5/3/02
id 6159 Anniversary party awards -- Feature 7/5/02
id 6296 Some summer guests hard to shake -- Features 9/6/02
id 6852 Bah, pets! -- Feature 2/7/03
id 6997 Seeing was believin' -- Storms 3/7/03
id 8489 A blessed Christmas (Sister Mary) -- Features 12/05/03
id 10435 David Nyhan: He preferred the action -- Social & political commentary 2/4/05
id 11757 The word is getting around -- Letters to 2/3/06
id 13098 A remembraance of Don Murray -- Features 1/5/07
id 14674 The B@M Train, a wave, a hoot and holler, and... --Features 3/7/08
id 15486 SilverStringer-inspired book gives tips on generating ideas --Features 12/5/08
id 17262 Susan Trausch on sudden early retirement -- Reviews 10/1/10