Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45
OLDER PEOPLE DO NO ABOUT COMPUTERS TOO -- I'm probably the age of your parents or even older.
MY parents are over 80 and still SAFELY using computers every day -- My dad in particular does a lot of "Real Time" stock market stuff and digital Photography.
You can't assume older people don't know anything about computers -- the biggest idiots on the web are usually the SUB teen group (11 - 15) year olds trying to tell everybody that they know EVERYTHING.
I had to post this because you can't these days stereotype "Older People" as not being computer savvy.
Smart phones and texting might be one thing but Computers DEFINITELY are within older people's remits and they usually have MORE time to analyse a problem too if one occurs.
In any case these days its rapidly becoming "Definitely Uncool" to be seen texting too much or have too many "Virtual Friends" on sites like Facebook etc.
People seem to want to make REAL contact again with REAL and not "Virtual" people --thank goodness.
Jimbo, please allow me to clarify.
I wasn't trying to stereotype the older generation as not knowing anything, and I'm sorry that you took it that way. I was using the example of an age group which has many casual computer users, and many of those users, like my mother, "can't be bothered" to learn all of the high powered stuff that a more advanced user of any age might know.
There are people like this in every age group. They don't care to learn anything advanced, they just want Farmville and email. When I think of people like this, I naturally think of my parents, or my in-laws, all of whom are in their late 60's and early 70's. That is their approach to computing, and to be fair, my wife is the same way.
I was trying to get the point across about the "casual user" and I used the example of my parent's generation based on my own experiences with helping them and their friends. It wasn't meant as a slight, and I feel bad that you and perhaps others might have taken it that way, and I apologise.