How Tech-Savvy Are Kids?

Discussion in 'HardForum Tech News' started by MajorDomo, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. LastQuestion

    LastQuestion Limp Gawd

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    My thoughts as well.
     
  2. travbrad

    travbrad [H]ard|Gawd

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    I think this probably says more about how completely tech-illiterate parents are, rather than how their kids are tech geniuses. It's not really surprising though. If a kid does something from the time they are 3 years old they are probably going to be better at it than someone who started at 30 years old.

    I don't personally know of many PEOPLE that can do those things, regardless of their age. Most people don't really need to know those things either to be fair (although a lot of people could benefit from RAID1 as opposed to no backup whatsoever...)
     
  3. Ashbringer

    Ashbringer [H]ardness Supreme

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    When I was a kid I was using DOS and playing with jumpers and Windows registry. Hooking up two PC through a modem to play multiplayer Doom 2, dealing with modems IRQ settings.

    Compared to kids today which use tablets and cell phones, which are considered dumb down devices. Unless kids today are getting Linux on their machines and playing with Terminal then no. Kids aren't very Tech-Savvy. There's a difference between functionally illiterate and Tech Savvy.
     
  4. PersonalJ

    PersonalJ [H]ard|Gawd

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    RAID is not a backup.
     
  5. Skripka

    Skripka [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I facepalmed when I read that...at least he didnt say RAID0...
     
  6. Basiq Flac

    Basiq Flac [H]Lite

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    Give me a break. All kids know how to do today is use spellcheckers, cheat, text on their phones, use FaceBook and play Farmville! They are nowhere near capable of searching for parts and building a pc!

    Dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb........... DUMB!