present below may compromise the
nature of neutrality in this dialogue.)
where were you last night? I was going to transfer the
assignment to you on MSN. You must
be having a chit-chat with
your girlfriend online.
sorry about that, mate. I didn't have time to reply your
message because I had to offer a helping hand to my dad.
He wanted to download music from the Internet. I had
to tell him which folder to save the music. Anyway, just
show him some computer stuff, which could be something
play for us though.
no worries. I also have to tell my dad about those stuff
sometimes as well. It seems that all those technology
stuff, like MP3 players, cameras and cell phones, for
them, I mean the generation of our parents, those things
are really something bloody baffling for
you got it right. I saw a news article online couple
days ago. It said a study claims that when people get
to age 42, they just can't help but start to lose thier hi-tech skills,
and for these oldies, the
best way to solve this problem is to have youngies on
believe that article must have stroke
a raw nerve among those who are a
saw a lot of saying on the
discussion board for sure, and some of them did make
points, like one of them taking
Bill Gates as an example to rebut the
fair enough. Bill Gates surely is the man who knows
technology stuff inside out. What
on earth can
we do with a computer if it were not for him!
right. And actually, I don't buy the
argument in this article either. I don't think
that's not a problem with the ability of learning how
to use a new, saying a new digital camera, but the
willingness of reading the instruction manual,
though you could be flinging it
away once in a while as well.
if they really can't make sense of the manuals of
some mod cons supposed to
be easy to use, they can just use the trial and error
method. The point is most people are just too lazy to figure
out what's going on.
I believe most of those mind boggling functions
on our mobile phones, or cameras, or any latest gadgets
are all designed by someone 40ish as
I reckon that too. The researchers
of the study in this article probably just want to make
some noise and gain some attention for their webiste.