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Amazing how we learn

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 2:18 pm
by ret
I bought this Tab first of the year. Dang thing had me lost. It has a lot of features that I don't even understand yet and never will. But, I find that I am slowly getting the hang of it mistakes and all. All of the neighbor guys my age don't know one thing about them, and don't seem to want to learn even when they do have up to date phones. They just use them to call people. Guess I am saying I like this darn thing. Imagine not having access to practically all the knowledge in the world at your fingertips. Amazing :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
REt

Re: Amazing how we learn

Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 7:36 am
by Gerrit
Glad to hear that, Ret!
Makes me think of my dad who started playing with a computer when he retired and who became computer savvy. :)

Re: Amazing how we learn

Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 10:45 am
by Salmoneye
I don't know what I'd do without all my toys...

I have even started carrying The Girl's old 2nd generation iPod Touch with me just to settle bar bets...

Re: Amazing how we learn

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 7:51 am
by Ann
Ret, I was 61 when I got my first computer. I had helped type books into the computers at the local library, and I liked fooling with these infernal machines. :lol: I wanted to learn to make web pages, to participate in forums, to be able to look things up.

And yes, having internet does put almost all the libraries and encyclopedias in the world at one's finger tips. Search engines make it easy to pull up information on almost any subject you can think of. Life without computers, tablets, smart phones would be almost like going back to the stone age.

Age, well, I have known people of almost all ages who use computers. I've known people in their 80s and 90s who are at ease with a keyboard. I've also known people who are much younger who act like they are terrified of touching a computer--like it will bite them. But many, many more who have learned to love their electronic devices for keeping in touch with the rest of the world. *smile*

Ann

Re: Amazing how we learn

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:04 pm
by Mystery_Girl
ret wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2015 2:18 pm
I bought this Tab first of the year. Dang thing had me lost. It has a lot of features that I don't even understand yet and never will. But, I find that I am slowly getting the hang of it mistakes and all. All of the neighbor guys my age don't know one thing about them, and don't seem to want to learn even when they do have up to date phones. They just use them to call people. Guess I am saying I like this darn thing. Imagine not having access to practically all the knowledge in the world at your fingertips. Amazing :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
REt
I hope you're enjoying your tab Ret :). My mother (in her mid-80's and loving whatsapp. She got her first smart phone 2 years ago) calls the internet 'the biggest library in the world.'

My latest project (ongoing) is google classroom. I've just touched the tip of the iceberg but so far so good. :)