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Windows 7: Teens react to windows 95

10 Mar 2016   #11
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I also think it's funny when kids (of all ages) think they are technically literate when they swipe a screen or press a few buttons and the magic happens. Give them some of the mathematics and physics that underpins modern technology and their eyes would still glaze over.

The gap between some understanding of the technology/science and its use is ever widening. This clip is funny because there is a bit of truth in it
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10 Mar 2016   #12
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

There is definitely a lack of inquisitiveness in a lot of the young, to what there was in the past, those who have grown up with the technology all around them seem , (mostly), uninterested in how things work and just want to use not understand,

It's a very shallow attitude that does have me worried when the older generation who still see the wonder in all today's technology those of us that understand a little of it, are no longer here.

One example that comes to mind of the former situation, occurred back in the 1980's when we were starting to install PC's in a work environment - all the younger staff were as you would expect interested in the hardware and software and use of the technology,

... and then there was George ... a member of Middle management, in his early sixties, he immediately saw a chance to actually use the technology to improve the way he worked, so off he went and bought himself a PC for use at home, (not an inconsiderable investment), and within a few months had taught himself to "program" Lotus 123, and was producing spreadsheets that automated his work, and saved him a lot of time (to do more work, not contemplate his navel). When we moved on to Excel he was the first at my door asking for a copy so he could update his Spreadsheets.

I do not see many Georges around today, certainly not enough
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10 Mar 2016   #13
BorisTheAnimal

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Funny
It's not even funny, it's depressing.
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10 Mar 2016   #14
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I'm thinking the time will come when the computing public will want more Georges, they will need more Georges.
In my opinion their will always be a need for Georges. Because of so few Georges will raise the price of using Georges
services. Many of today's computing devices are like Bic Pens. When they stop working just throw them away and get another one. BUT their are still many computing devices that just cost to much money to treat in this fashion.
Then Georges phone will be ringing all hours of the day and night.
The computing public want George on the wall; they need George on the wall. They just don't want to admit it in public.

So all you young computing people; some of you will need to become Georges. They will love you when you are needed and hide you like a ugly Aunt when your not needed. Make sure you charge enough so they don't forget you but will still have you on speed dial.

Just my opinion.
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13 Mar 2016   #15
Simonfrat123

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

I love these videos by the finebros
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18 Mar 2016   #16
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

Unfortunately, it seems as long as people can get online & get their FB or videos, they don't have any idea or care how it works. I saw the same thing at the college, most kids nowadays aren't that curious about tech or it's workings.

Shame really, since even a little basic knowledge about the tech that is so much a part of their lives would probably help them avoid viruses, falling for scams & even perhaps allow them to fix minor issues before they escalate to something worse.
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18 Mar 2016   #17
Benteke

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

My very first PC used Win95. Seems like ages ago!
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19 Mar 2016   #18
Jody Thornton

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

The 90s was an exciting time for computing throughout. There were new things in the horizon, but technically, they were still easy enough to wrap your head around.

The 386 and 486 period was great for DOS, DOS games, OS/2, memory management skills, Windows 3x and 9x and for assembling your own PCs. Windows NT held some hope for trumping NetWare. And I became really interested in Unix and Linux.
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19 Mar 2016   #19
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Just think of all the computing changes sense Windows 95. It really hasn't been all that long ago in the scream of things. Most of those changes have been on the side of making things better for the user.

I'm looking forward for the newer technology in computing.
As always some will be for the betterment of the user and some won't be. Some technology are because we can, and some are because we should. Some how we will weed are way through them just like we always have. The IoT comes to mind.
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06 Apr 2016   #20
Swizz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hilarious! I remember my first ever Win 95 system. I found it through an advertisement and it came with a 256mb hard-drive, and a sack full of floppy disk games. The first 2 weeks Or so I was completely unseen to the outside world. Talk about being hooked onto something lol. 12 months afterwards and I discovered that I needed Voodoo in my life. the 3Dfx Voodoo card to be precise. Such fun times lol
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