IS IT CHANGE, AGE, OR . . .?
I never thought I'd see the day but it finally happened. My husband has had a Dell laptop for several years for church work. He's the treasurer. He has to use a computer at work but he's always CLAIMED he hated it. Every since Christmas when our baby girl got him a wireless modem for his laptop, I glance over at him in his chair and he's surfing the web! My staid, controlled husband has turned into a geek! How did this transformation occur?
I used to think age determined who loved computers and who didn't. I'm a computer geek and have been ever since they first came out. I still have a love affair going on with my MacBook. I turned 56 on Saturday so I'm hardly a spring chicken anymore though. My parents use a computer. My in-laws wouldn't touch one if you paid them, but they're a good ten to fifteen years older than my parents. My Aunt Edith loves email.
So what makes the difference between someone who takes to the computer with gusto and someone who distrusts them? I thought Dave's advanced years (he's 4 years older) was what made him dislike them but he's proved me wrong. So it's not age, though I know young ones have computer chips in their blood. There are folks at church younger than me who don't have a computer nor do they want one. Now THAT'S an attitude I don't understand! LOL My MacBook is attached to me at all times.
Have you thought about this? What is it you love about the computer? And what makes the difference? By the way, I was a computer geek way before the Internet too. I wrote my first book on a little Radio Shack TRS 80. It didn't even have a hard drive! How far we've come. Now I so adore my MacBook, I'm not even tempted by the new Mac thin and light laptop.
So what's your opinion, Universal Mind?