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October 16, 2004

Three Scenarios

These will return in a later topic, but just for the moment, three scenarios involving parents and technology.

Scene 1

A father and his child are in the Apple Store, walking down the software aisle.

DAD: Is this for the Mac? I didn't think they made that for the Mac.

CHILD, SIGHING: We're in the Apple Store. Yes, that runs on the Mac. Everything here is for the Mac.

Scene 2

A FATHER receives a digital camera for his birthday. He's quite elated, and takes it with him on his trips in lieu of a traditional film camera. He learns how to store the pictures on his computer, and that since they've been copied, they can be safely deleted from the card to free up space. Some time later, the FATHER comes to his SON.

FATHER: What store has the best prices on memory cards? I think I'm going to have to buy another one soon. This one is almost full.

Scene 3

A MOTHER works in the IT department of a large national company. At work, she has multiple computers of her own and a large network fileshare where her files are stored and she regularly finds other files she needs.

At home, the MOTHER is worried that her Word documents will use up too much space, and that she'll never find them again on such a large drive. As a result, she stores all of her files on unlabeled floppy disks, and continues to do so even after one of the disks goes bad and destroys multiple important files.

Posted by Colin at October 16, 2004 12:32 AM

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True signs of the times, yo. Scary, but true. :)

Posted by: Trinity at October 16, 2004 12:32 PM

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