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    Re: Do you really believe that Obama doesn't know how to work technology?

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    Not really. Understanding how to operate a device like an phone or music player is mostly a matter of just spending a little time figuring it out. I don't understand why older folks often seem incapable of doing simple things to learn about their devices like reading the manual or doing a google search.
    I think it is because it is like learning a new language. However, instead of words and grammar, you have icons and other forms of interaction with the device.

    One of the reasons I am good at my job in IT is not that I know a lot of stuff, but I can think in "computerese" and figure out UIs pretty quickly and from that surmise the internal structure of a given piece of software. But this is a learned skill I think.

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    Re: Do you really believe that Obama doesn't know how to work technology?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I think it is because it is like learning a new language. However, instead of words and grammar, you have icons and other forms of interaction with the device.

    One of the reasons I am good at my job in IT is not that I know a lot of stuff, but I can think in "computerese" and figure out UIs pretty quickly and from that surmise the internal structure of a given piece of software. But this is a learned skill I think.
    Oh man after grad school it took me another whole another relearning to not speak in art speak.

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    Re: Do you really believe that Obama doesn't know how to work technology?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    How the hell would we know?
    And who the hell cares, anyway? I've given this question my 2 minutes worth of attention, which is about 1 minute 59 seconds too long.
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    Re: Do you really believe that Obama doesn't know how to work technology?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    I think you misinterpreted (seemingly intentionally) this statement.

    Hell, I'm much younger than Obama and I don't know how to work an iPod - probably cause I've never owned one.

    And yet I work in a IT-related job.
    Um....how do you know if I misinterpreted it if you don't even know what I think about it?


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    Re: Do you really believe that Obama doesn't know how to work technology?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Um....how do you know if I misinterpreted it if you don't even know what I think about it?
    I don't.
    Which is why I said I think you misinterpreted it.

    As in, IMO.
    Education.

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    Re: Do you really believe that Obama doesn't know how to work technology?

    All I know is that if he ever gets the gumption to jump on Halo Reach, I will pwn is noob ass! Sticky grenade to the face!
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    Re: Do you really believe that Obama doesn't know how to work technology?

    I'm pretty sure that even President Obama can beat me in Halo.

    "My fellow noobs ..."


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    Re: Do you really believe that Obama doesn't know how to work technology?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Um....how do you know if I misinterpreted it if you don't even know what I think about it?


    We could only wish that your views were less entirely predictable. That might add interest. One need only watch Beck each day to predict with 100% accuracy what you'll be posting on the next day, Mellie, and what your exact position will be.
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    Re: Do you really believe that Obama doesn't know how to work technology?

    I do find it interesting that Mr. T plays World of Warcraft, which means he's more technologically adept than the president of the most powerful nation on earth. Think about that for a minute.

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    Re: Do you really believe that Obama doesn't know how to work technology?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    I don't.
    Which is why I said I think you misinterpreted it.

    As in, IMO.
    Well, ya thought wrong. I chose the second option.


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