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July 4th, 2006


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11:51 pm - Parents and computers
My mom's computer/internet illiteracy is driving me nuts.  I have to explain how to use hotmail to her, from how to send messages to the fact that when you click on the tab "Mail", the screen that shows up is your inbox (DUH!!).  See I didn't have anyone explain how to use any of this stuff to me, how come I still managed??  I don't get it, they say that the older generation isn't good with the net, if you're talking like cyber language or whatever I can understand, but like...emails??  You just read what the tabs/links say, click, and go....is that really so hard?
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From:may_m
Date:July 5th, 2006 06:49 am (UTC)
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It IS hard when you don't know where to look and how to understand what's written ^^;
Try to think about it like... trying to climb a mountain without knowing the methods and without ever going through a course
How do you know to recognize the ledges that will cave from the ones that can hold your weight?
It's an aquired skill, but the old generation (some of it) just doesn't seem inclined to learn it.
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From:koneko_desu
Date:July 5th, 2006 04:34 pm (UTC)
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well there's a fundamental difference in mountain climbing and internet using, you can do trial and error online without the risk of fatalities. how else would i know that by clicking on "compose" means to send a new email??
From:_zox_
Date:July 5th, 2006 07:02 pm (UTC)
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I used to laugh at my mom's computer illiteracy until I realized I was a total retard when it came to new cell phone technology. To this day, I have no idea how to work text messaging and I still can't set up my voice mail without the guys at the counter helping me out. I think it's just what happens when you get older unless you make a conscious effort to keep up with technology :(
From:(Anonymous)
Date:July 5th, 2006 08:00 pm (UTC)
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Yeah lol on the computer illiteracy and the parentals...my mom is like a wall when it comes to explanations-James
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From:toxicfrog
Date:July 5th, 2006 09:24 pm (UTC)
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yeah.. Why are parents so illiterate when it comes to technology? I must have shown both of my parents how to print/e-mail/whatever a hundred times. These are things I know for a FACT that they do at work with no problems and without me holding their hands. omg, I can not stand it.
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From:surealistic_des
Date:July 6th, 2006 04:58 pm (UTC)
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I know the feeling ^^;;

I remember teaching my dad how to use NERO to burn this CD. i even wrote instructions and drew diagrams and stuff. But i think the hard thing would be that although he understood english, he wanted me to speak in viet. and my viet is very bad >.<;;haha
my mum ...*sighes* i wouldn't bother, since i would lose my sanity faster then usual...which counds kinda mean i know

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