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No, I agree with you.BenTrabetere wrote:I guess I am the only person who felt sympathy for the twenty-something with the MacBook or thought the blogger deserved a good trout-slapping.
Well said.BenTrabetere wrote:I guess I am the only person who felt sympathy for the twenty-something with the MacBook or thought the blogger deserved a good trout-slapping.
Every time I see a statement like "Kids can't use computers" I recall a story Bob Hope used to tell about the round of golf he played with professional golfer, Jan Stephenson. He asked how she liked his game and she replied, “Well, it’s OK, but I still prefer golf.”
I am sure the twenty-something knew how to connect to a WiFi network - the blogger was merely following Twain's “Never let the truth get in the way of a good story” maxim. I suspect she did try to connect to the WiFi network, and when her attempts to connect failed she asked for help. I cannot fault her for that. Also, I cannot fault a visitor for being unaware of the proxy server or its settings. I suspect this was a first-time substitute teacher on the verge of a nervous breakdown because she could not get her computer to work with the school's system.
I am sure I would invite this blogger's ridicule if I were invited to make a presentation at his school. If my first couple of attempts trying to connect to the system failed, I would stop trying. I don't see the point wasting my time trying to figure out the WiFi or the A / V equipment when I can hand my computer to someone familiar with the system and equipment.
Yes, there are stupid users who make stupid mistakes. There also are expert users who do stupid things. I doubt any of the blogger's lusers will ever use the -R option one directory higher than intended.
Earning your own money is quite the motivational tool.The motivation was simple: they could earn € 20
And what they learn will surprise you ... and the kids.CaptainKirksChair wrote:As for the title of the blog post, I think kids will learn when it interests them.
So tired I can't use a computer right now!!!vladtepes wrote:Harumph.... kids today.....
Is that so? I don't see much reason to believe that.mariad_10 wrote:Kids today are more intelligent and outgoing compared to older people.
Oh yes, children can learn much faster than older people, that is widely known to be true. Not hard to accept, either.mariad_10 wrote:They will learn quick and we need to accept the fact.