Old people and Technology
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Posted 3/27/11
Ever help your older generations with ipod and itunes? Like parents or grandparents.
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34 / M / Going crazy.
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Posted 3/27/11
I worked in tech support for a couple of years and helped a lot of older people over the phone. Sometimes it was really tough when they were picking up high tech stuff for the first time. But most of them were able to handle it.
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Posted 3/27/11
Nope, but I've help my dad. He doesn't know anything at all.
Posted 3/27/11
My father (he is 40+) Has an Ipod actually. He hates it because he bought an older model and it broke on him. I sympathize since things break on me too, but at least I don't have to hear him blasting George Thorogood anymore. lol Alot of the odler generation(s) have a hard time adapting to the newer technologies. Again, understandable. Considering how fast we've progressed.
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Posted 3/27/11
i'll leave that feat to my little bro lol.
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Posted 3/28/11
Did tech support at an ISP 10 years ago and even then there were too many idiots calling in.
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20 / F / Hawaii
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Posted 3/28/11
Nooo my grandparents are dead..
It would be interesting to teach them about tech. though : )

My parents..well they don't know how to work SOME.. :p
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28 / M / South Florida
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Posted 3/28/11
Yea sure

Ok dad what you do is click here and here... and minimize when mom walks in
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31 / M / Iloilo City, PH
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Posted 3/28/11
i remember when my uncle bought gramps a cellphone.. he was quick to learn though and found it easiest to use voice commands. namely hollering at me from across the house.

he's more receptive with the dvd player though.
Posted 3/28/11
Yes when I gave my mom my Ipod nano it took me a while hour how to explain it to her about how to put songs and turn it on.
Posted 3/28/11
"Nana, this just isn't going to work I'm sorry. Your technological ineptness is beyond me..."

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Posted 3/28/11

CarboKill wrote:


undeadotaku wrote:

Did tech support at an ISP 10 years ago and even then there were too many idiots calling in.



Old people are idiots because they don't understand modern technology? Your perspective astounds me XD


It's not really that. Most people who had called in were idiots, regardless of age.
Favorites were:
I formated my hard drive, can you help me get back on the internet. *and they did not even have the cds to reinstall windows*
running 3-4 software firewalls on the same computer.


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Posted 3/28/11
We got my grandpa one of the most expensive cameras ever. It had a lot of options and crap. He kept saying he used to be a photographer and knew what he was doing and would know how to handle it.

It took us 4 days to teach him how to shoot one single picture and to view it. Unbelievable. =____=;
Posted 3/28/11 , edited 3/28/11
Help my mom with itunes, but she doesn't use her ipod... but other then tht i teach them how to convert youtube video to music/video format, and how to use the internet n security programs (they are still getting there).. but other then tht my father is a mechanic n he knows how to fix a car/airplane a lot better then me and the younger workmates in his job
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24 / F / utah(not lds)
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Posted 3/28/11
my dad has no problem with it but my grandpa only really knows how play the games if he want to find something on line he ask me or my cuz to help him my grandma can use the computer on her own but is a little afride to use the computer or the lap top at least.
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