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Insight into the old fuddie duddie techno paranoia

Haven’t you heard adults making excuses because they don’t understand computers? Kristin Shoemaker nails it in Linux, Learning, and Little Kids

It’s not that technology comes naturally to kids, of course. They were simply less concerned with how it was “supposed” to work, so long as it actually did. It meant little to them that they were clicking on the Firefox icon to get on the web instead of the giant “E” — all that mattered was that they had a working browser.

It is ‘oh so much easier’ to assist someone when they aren’t stuck on stupid. When it comes to technology, kids are focused on getting the job done rather than some pre-conception about what it ought to be. So they don’t get stuck on stupid but are rather open to ideas and willing to make connections between tool and task.

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