4 myths about being ‘too old’ for a PC – are debunked.–PC Pitstop.
Never Too Old to Enjoy a PC
by Sherri Meinke for Daves Computer Tips
You are never too old to learn a new skill or hobby.
This winter, I had one of my computer students attempt to teach me to knit. Needless to say, I was dropping stitches, pulling the yarn too tight… it windowswas an absolute nightmare. I was frustrated that I could not master the simple skill of a basic knitting stitch. It definitely humbled me and made me think of how many of my students get frustrated in class with computers. Do I left click or right click? How many times do I click? It enlightened me to be more patient when the same student asks the same question over and over and over. The statement “I’m too old to learn” is hogwash!! Help is out there! I can attest, I love working with my senior citizen students more than any other demographic.
Many people, and not just Senior citizens, are commonly depicted as technophobic. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a technophobe as “a person who fears, dislikes or avoids new technology”. Senior citizens are often left out of the loop when it comes to technology. All it takes is a little practice, persistence and patience to learn any new skill. Just for the record I never did knit a sweater or become proficient with knitting needles. Maybe, I will try again next winter.
Negative computer myths addressed
When you really don’t know much about something it is normal to be scared or apprehensive. When it comes to Technology there is so much out there it can be overwhelming to anyone regardless of their proficiency or their age. There are a lot of negative myths out there that I hope to clear up for you.
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