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Posted 1/25/15
So I was with relatives who just got their smart phone. I was showing them how to use it. They have never touched a keyboard before, or a computer, or know how to close a window. They even have trouble scrolling on the phone. I was only able to successfully show them how to use the number pad, they were extremely confused. Changing the setting to their native language made it worst. It was bad. Has this ever happened to you? why do you think there are some people who haven't kept up with technology?
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There is a simple answer to this problem, become a computer geek. Join our ranks, and find that you never have a problem with technology again. You can smile and know completely what you are doing, and know how to turn that that fancy little device of texting works!
Ps, this message may be cold, but I hope you found it useful.
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FlyinDumpling wrote:

why do you think there are some people who haven't kept up with technology?


maybe because it's not their priority?

it's not a bad thing. People can live without staring at a screen 24/7 (i am completely serious. No, really). People can live without text. I didn't even get texting until a year and a half ago. It's fine.
Posted 1/25/15
It gets harder to learn and accept new things with age.

I also think that's why old people tend to be really boxed in their perspective and viewpoints. I hope I don't become like that. I'd like to stay open-minded.
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Yeah I've met some people that have that problem, and I'm a bad teacher, I have no patience. But I have no problem trying to helping them. It only gets annoying when I have to give the same instructions again and again to the same person on different occasions when they seem to forget what to do.



GayAsianBoy wrote:

It gets harder to learn and accept new things with age.

I also think that's why old people tend to be really boxed in their perspective and viewpoints. I hope I don't become like that. I'd like to stay open-minded.


That's what I hope too.
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Simple. Older generations that didnt have the technology, feel no need to keep up with at as they were fine before.
Younger generations, me included, grew up with this stuff as part of our life
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Posted 1/26/15
I'm 19 and never even owned a phone. :>
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Technology has been drastically changing for these past two decades especially. When you live most of your life doing the same thing, and having the world revolve around what you're used to, it's hard to keep up with advancements. We're mostly quite young on this website, so it's safe to say that we're accustomed to this fast pace and we have no problem.

Technology is a means of making our lives easier, but if it's not a "need" to have it in your home, some of the older generation won't adapt because they don't have to. Things like a washer/drier combo, dishwasher, hi-resolution TVs, and so forth, are the kinds of things the older crowds understand, because it's relatively simple to use and benefits them greatly. Going online to read the news instead of the newspaper? Kind of complicated and not worth the time for them.

The saying "You can't teach an old dog new tricks" is quite relevant.
Posted 1/26/15
I hate to say this, but it gets on my nerves when I have to show people how to use their phones.
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MissMagicNoodles wrote:

I hate to say this, but it gets on my nerves when I have to show people how to use their phones.


Yeah, I used to work in a Walmart two years ago. I was working in the electronic section more often than not, and dealing with people who don't understand how cell phones work in general is quite annoying.
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Posted 1/26/15
I bet most of you all would look rather clueless using a three on the tree!
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I'm merely average with cell phones while being quite good with computers and most other technology. I was in my early twenties by the time I got my first cell, so I guess I'm still catching up. Sad thing is, being an engineer I actually understand how they work quite well, just couldn't use the bloody things.

If I'd waited till my fifties or sixties? Yeah, I can imagine it would be even more difficult, especially if related technological skills weren't already there. It actually got much easier for me after I upgraded to a smartphone, since the experience then becomes closer to using a computer.
Posted 1/26/15
I find it hard to imagine that one day I'll end up just like them with holopods and cybernetic enhancements.
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I was purchasing a Mac back then and one of the geniuses gave me his phone so I could register my transaction.
I know how to type with a qwerty keyboard but the keyboard on the phone itself was too small. I punched a letter and I was just pressing another letter. It was frustrating. I just let him get my info, and he was typing his phone with such accuracy without using the Swype feature of a smart phone.

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Posted 1/26/15
I think the older you get the lens you view the world through starts "calcifying", and a lot of old people feel like they're wise and entitled to what they believe, so when someone comes along and says " everything you believed in for the past decades is poo poo, this is the way now" their ego gets in the way or just being afraid to change, no one likes the unknown, everyone likes the comfort zone, young people were born with constant changes so we're adaptable and younger generations keep having more and more flexible ideology and hopefully more tolerant.
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