Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Favorite Quotes: Old Tech Gurus

"There are some people who imagine that older adults don't know how to use the internet. My immediate reaction is, "I've got news for you, we invented it.""

-Vint Cerf

I know this statement is literally true, but it's also false when it comes to culture. My mother can barely check her email. At work I have older people hand me a smartphone and say "you know how to work this thing". Funny how techno-phobic some older folks are. 

7 comments:

  1. Just this morning my son was helping me with Instagram. Last week my daughter told me how to access their snapchat stories.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Your generation is much more advanced in the latest technology and many of the apps and social sites. I was a computer programmer for many years, so I'm very comfortable with computers and such. Even so, there are a lot of things the younger generation is doing that I'm way behind on.

    ReplyDelete
  3. As a geezerette, I am technophobic about digital stuff until someone actively SHOWS me how to use it. Then I'm fine. But someday you'll be technophobic too, Adam, so enjoy being smug WHILE YOU CAN, my boy.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I too tend to have the techno-phobe disease.

    ReplyDelete
  5. What is a technophobic mean????????????

    ReplyDelete
  6. SO glad the WWW came in while I was in college (Netscape!) so I learned stage by stage how to be on the internet. Work, of course needs email, and docs/brochures/proposals created. Was just telling someone today that I got my gmail address back when it was by invite only..... I love that there is no one way to do something with IT, but many ways to solve problems and find work-arounds. Listen to me! I sound like a super user, but I just know how to do what I do, and how to problem solve (resetting the browser, modem, or windows 10 solves most issues. And many tech types really do google their issue! Many people solved it before and this works for me. I like HTG [how to geek] also.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I often rely on our son for help with electronics. My brain just doesn't want to deal with computers.

    ReplyDelete