Shaba.Doug said: "... the older generation is becoming more computer literate and thus giving them more access to these forums."
Could be. We had a good discussion which addressed this very point not long ago:www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=3276862
Of course individual situations vary with regard to how quickly or how well anyone catches on to functioning in the online environment. We have a few guys here who can rightly assert that they are computer professionals, and others here not so much.
As one of the older crowd here at 69, I think I may have gotten a bit farther along in computer savvy than I might have, simply because the career I was in (academic librarianship) is one that is entirely computer dominated now (99% so, I would say), and I had to learn.
On a lighter note, sometimes one gets "shamed" into learning. My older son is a self-employed computer programmer. Sometimes when he's in his room working on a program for a client, I'll come up behind him and look over his shoulder at the lines of programming on the screen, understanding a bit of it but not much. Then I might ask him a question about
a line, he'll explain it, and then he'll get a little uppity and say "Oh come on, Dad, you really knew what that meant, didn't you?" And I'll say under my breath "No, son, I really didn't," not wanting the kid to know that his old man is pretty outclassed by the boy in this department. (Just kidding, I'm really very proud of him for what he is accomplishing as a programmer). But due to situations like this, I consider it incumbent upon me to learn as much as I can.
So each of us comes to the web with different levels of expertise in all things computer, and hopefully that level increases for us the more we participate.
I think an important point underlying this discussion, especially from a generational standpoint, is just how much younger people (say less than age 50) and certainly children and teens, have grown up totally immersed in the computer experience, so that it's second nature to them, and as a result they are generally more proficient in computer matters than we in the older crowd ever were.
Might be useful to have a thread on this point sometime.
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