|Step 22: Open mouth as you raise sandwich towards your face|
Young people aren't born with the innate ability to use technology it is just they underthink it, they just do things without worrying. They aren't afraid of failing if something doesn't work they just try something else, its not like things will break.
|Yeah Technology is kid proof...|
|And I do mean anything...|
Technology lesson 1. BE LIKE A CHILD, DON'T BE EMBARRASSED BY FAILURE, LEARN FROM IT
The second thing that I noticed about older people, is when it come to text messages they definitely fall into two groups, the under-adapters and the overadapters. The thing with a text message is that you get limited characters to get you message across, so you must choose your words wisely.
The Underadapter, is from the letter writing brigade where you open by addressing the recipient, ie Hello Patrick, and close by signing off your name ie. Yours Truly Francis.
This is nice ans formal and makes people feel appreciated, the problem is you have just used up 32 precious characters, that is 20% of your resources. And unnecessary characters at that, firstly you have sent the text to the recipient so they are aware to whom it may concern, and unless it is a first time text they most likely have your number stored in their phone, so know who it is from.
|I wonder if this is from Kenny, he didn't sign off, so I guess we will never know?|
The overadapter, they on the other hand have seen the young kids text. They know what it is about, you have to abbreviate. The problem is to them the kids these days are just dropping letters of wily-nily so they will do the same. So you end up with messages like this from them...
Cn u p u he mk frm the day (Can you pick up the milk from the dairy)
That means nothing, although it appears the youth are dropping random letters they are still keeping enough for the message to be decipherable. The overadapters messages require a crack team of cryptographers to read the message before you know what they want.
|I think he wants you to pick up some milk from the store|
Technology lesson 2: WHEN USING NEW COMMUNICATION METHODS, LEARN THE LINGO
Just in case you thought technology only baffles old people let me end with this. Young people these days have become so used to discpod's, iphones, and the like with their touchscreen techology, they are often baffled when they encounter things that have screens that aren't touch-sensitive.
|How the frick do you change the effing channel on this thing.|