James Barrett on 19 Jan 2008 05:16:18 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] One True OS

On Fri, Jan 18, 2008 at 09:32:56PM -0500, Ed Ackerman wrote:
> I have my kids trained, actually they trained themselves on Linux (Fedora 
> Core) XP, W2K, W98, and MAC OSX at school. They don't have a problem 
> switching between XP/W2K/Linux/MAC. They just know some machines function 
> differently or that things are in different menu positions for each OS.

Kids are definitely more technologically apt than their grandparents, 
aunts, uncles and parents.  Often times, programming a VCR is a real 
crisis for most "older folk".  Kids don't use manuals, they just "know".  
One of my friends has a granddaughter who uses his computer to play 
games.  She is not old enough to read, and only knows how to type her 
name.  When an error message pops up on the screen she does not know 
what to do and just walks away.  

I like to say that I know quite a bit more than the average person in 
regards to "computer-related stuff".  I also like to say that 1 out of 
10 teenagers presently know way more than I do.  Good thing I don't work 
with them!

James Barrett

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