Re: Have We Entered a Post-Literate Technological Age?

Subject: Re: Have We Entered a Post-Literate Technological Age?
From: voxwoman <voxwoman -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Daniel Ng <kjng -at- gprotechnologies -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2009 09:18:43 -0400

You'd get a very similar response if you asked (for example) my brother
about how his car works. And he's a Magna Cum Laude graduate from Yale Law
School. He can tell you how the *Constitution* works, but not anything
remotely mechanical. There are just some people (even educated ones) who
don't care why (or how) something works, only that it does. (as an aside, he
uses WordPerfect instead of Word).

-Wendy

On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 4:51 AM, Daniel Ng <kjng -at- gprotechnologies -dot- com>wrote:

> *This message was transferred with a trial version of CommuniGate(r) Pro*
> Do you know what a browser is?
> http://db.tidbits.com/article/10493
>
> Apparently most people don't. Well some people do know that they use the
> 'big E'; Internet Explorer?
> When it comes to day to day communication about technology, for perfectly
> functional adults, people can use technology but find it hard to talk or
> describe how they use it. Most don't even know the program they use. As a
> person who writes and instructs about technology, this makes an interesting
> read.
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2009 tips, tricks, and best practices.
http://www.doctohelp.com/SuperPages/Webcasts/

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