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4 hours ago, Rach1234 said:

One of my colleagues once asked me why the save icon is a little square. I could’ve died. 

That reminds me of what one of my programming teachers told us about the time he subbed for a class of non-technology students.

 

"If the website you type in ends with '.net' or '.org', you do not need to add '.com'."

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njosnavelin

I am amazed at how many people don't know how to use a computer. These people come to me and say, "I need to print something off my phone"

"Great, is it in your Email?"

"Yes"

"There is a computer over there for customer usage. Sign into your Email and print it out."

"I don't know how to do that. Can I Email it to you and you print it out"

"No"

 

Usually at this conversation trails off into "I don't know my password.", "I don't have time for this." "I don't know how to sign in" "Where is the keyboard?"

 

I am convinced. Phones have made people stupid OR phones have put technology into the hands of people who couldn't ever afford a computer.

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Skycaptain

@njosnavelin in all fairness you only need to be in your forties to have gone through school and university without ever having had to touch a computer, never mind getting educated on IT 

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HomeBirdJen

My mum was really confused about the “ON” button on her phone’s keypad. She brought it to me asking what was wrong and why it wouldn’t do anything when she pressed it. It was actually a little key symbol to indicate locking the keypad. But the shape of the logo made it look like a capital “O” with a squared-off lower case “n” next to it 🙃😂

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LVG

I worked at a couple of cell phone store for a while and some of things people panicked over about their phones were ridiculous. I had one lady practically in tears because she said her brand new phone wouldn't turn on. She showed me by pressing the power button. I told her to hold it in, and magically, the phone turned on.

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Skycaptain

@LVG, that sounds like my stepdad. He's forever going into phone shops, or calling customer services whinging and whining about this and that, because he doesn't listen to staff the first, second or third time 

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DebtheDemi
On 2/15/2019 at 1:52 PM, kiaroskuro said:

Ah, baggy pants! How I miss them. The platform sneakers, not so much...

My ankles never recovered lol.

 

On 2/15/2019 at 5:39 PM, xstatic said:

I'm very sexual but I'm not super fond of jewelry.  Like, every once in a while when I'm feeling particularly fancy I'll put some on, but normally I don't.  I also love makeup but rarely give myself the time to actually apply it 

 

On 2/16/2019 at 7:37 AM, Ace9 said:

I’m a minimalist and I’m ace, but I don’t see them as related. I only wear my wedding ring (which is also minimalist!).

Thanks, you all!

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DebtheDemi
On 2/16/2019 at 12:23 PM, Spotastic said:

I remember it being a pound sign. 😀

 

On 2/16/2019 at 2:12 PM, xstatic said:

I also read that as "pound" in my head.

The other day my friend asked me what #s I was using for my Kickstarter, and I read "#s" as "numbers", so I was so confused.

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DebtheDemi
On 2/16/2019 at 7:15 PM, njosnavelin said:

I am amazed at how many people don't know how to use a computer. These people come to me and say, "I need to print something off my phone"

"Great, is it in your Email?"

"Yes"

"There is a computer over there for customer usage. Sign into your Email and print it out."

"I don't know how to do that. Can I Email it to you and you print it out"

"No"

 

Usually at this conversation trails off into "I don't know my password.", "I don't have time for this." "I don't know how to sign in" "Where is the keyboard?"

 

I am convinced. Phones have made people stupid OR phones have put technology into the hands of people who couldn't ever afford a computer.

Are they baby boomers? If so, that explains everything.

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General
2 minutes ago, DebtheDemi said:

 

The other day my friend asked me what #s I was using for my Kickstarter, and I read "#s" as "numbers", so I was so confused.

I also just read that as "numbers" and not "hashtags."  Oops....generation gap.  lol

 

I'm considered a millennial but I feel more in between boomer and millennial.

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Spotastic
18 minutes ago, AceOfHearts_85 said:

I'm considered a millennial but I feel more in between boomer and millennial.

People in the upper 30's to low 40's right now are kinda in between Millennial and Gen X, so some people have been calling us Xennials. I think it fits, because we're at that crossroads of technology.

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1 hour ago, Spotastic said:

People in the upper 30's to low 40's right now are kinda in between Millennial and Gen X, so some people have been calling us Xennials. I think it fits, because we're at that crossroads of technology.

Lol, my mind read it as Xenomorphs.

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xstatic ☆゚°˖* ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ
4 minutes ago, Charna said:

Lol, my mind read it as Xenomorphs.

Ooh!!  Can I identify as a Xenomorph from now on??!

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kiaroskuro
On 2/16/2019 at 8:34 PM, Rach1234 said:

One of my colleagues once asked me why the save icon is a little square. I could’ve died. 

Reminds me of this old joke (or true story?): Someone shows his child a floppy disk. The kid, utterly bewildered, thinks it's a 3D-printed save icon ...

 

1 hour ago, Spotastic said:

People in the upper 30's to low 40's right now are kinda in between Millennial and Gen X, so some people have been calling us Xennials. I think it fits, because we're at that crossroads of technology.

I'm "only" in my mid-thirties, but I've also been thinking of myself as a Xennial since I first came across this term on AVEN.  Millenial always felt wrong, somehow.

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2 hours ago, Spotastic said:

People in the upper 30's to low 40's right now are kinda in between Millennial and Gen X, so some people have been calling us Xennials. I think it fits, because we're at that crossroads of technology.

I'm only 33 about to turn 34 soon so I don't really qualify as a Xennial, even though I think I should.  I just feel a substantial age gap between me & my friends who are born in 1990 and below.  

 

We are definitely at a crossroad in technology because I grew up with cassette players and many of my friends....well, their first form of music media was a CD.  I didn't have a computer when I was a kid.  We had something called "Web TV" eventually, but before that I had to use encyclopedias and physically go to the library to do my homework.  There were no cell phones as we know them today.  I had to use the old landline telephone to make a call. ☎ I also didn't have a television with a remote for the longest.  Had to actually get up to turn the knobs to switch channels.  LOL!

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LauraGarnham
On 2/15/2019 at 5:16 AM, DemiDummy said:

It went great! Thank you. We decided to get matching cats. "Cattoos." 😂 I hope by the time I am 50 I will have learned how to have fun, and maybe I will feel more like 30 when I'm 50? I like to think I'll make up for my lost childhood in my old age.

Cattoos :)

And here's to youthful 50s!

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Skycaptain

How times change. As a kidlet if your parents car had a cassette deck you were the nazz, now I was asked today "will this car be so modern it doesn't have a CD player?" 

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2 hours ago, AceOfHearts_85 said:

I'm only 33 about to turn 34 soon so I don't really qualify as a Xennial, even though I think I should.  I just feel a substantial age gap between me & my friends who are born in 1990 and below.  

 

We are definitely at a crossroad in technology because I grew up with cassette players and many of my friends....well, their first form of music media was a CD.  I didn't have a computer when I was a kid.  We had something called "Web TV" eventually, but before that I had to use encyclopedias and physically go to the library to do my homework.  There were no cell phones as we know them today.  I had to use the old landline telephone to make a call. ☎ I also didn't have a television with a remote for the longest.  Had to actually get up to turn the knobs to switch channels.  LOL!

It was sort of similar for me - cassette players, videos, didn't have a computer until my teens (and a year or so more for internet - snail pace dial up, haha). Didn't have a mobile until college. Did most of my work by hand (at one point we had a typewriter but it was a bit broken), also went to libraries. I am 30. 

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On 2/11/2019 at 2:28 PM, DebtheDemi said:

Question: I was at church yesterday, and a lady pulled me aside and asked if I don't like wearing a lot of jewelry (really weird question to whisper; I thought she had a more important question lol). I usually have on one pair of earrings, which is ironic because I have 4 ear piercings, and that's it. Sometimes I'll put on a necklace or bracelet.

 

I'm still pretty new to identifying as ace (2 years this month), so is minimalism an ace thing, or are there some who love to be weighed down in jewelry? (This lady is usually weighed down with jewelry, and she looked so confused when I told her I like the bare minimum.)

I basically never wear jewellery, unless I am dressing up for something. It's not that I don't like jewellery in everyday wear, it's that I just can't be bothered spending time putting it on. I have basically the same approach to make up. 

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6 hours ago, DebtheDemi said:

Are they baby boomers? If so, that explains everything.

A lot of "Great Depression Era" folks are like that as well, not just Boomers.  My grandparent is in her 80s and can't navigate a smart phone or the internet very well.

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LVG
On 2/18/2019 at 3:28 PM, Skycaptain said:

How times change. As a kidlet if your parents car had a cassette deck you were the nazz, now I was asked today "will this car be so modern it doesn't have a CD player?" 

My new vehicle does not have a CD player, which I was slightly pissed about. Eventually, I'll just rip them all to a flash drive, because the new vehicle does indeed have a USB port.   

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On 2/18/2019 at 2:11 PM, AceOfHearts_85 said:

I'm only 33 about to turn 34 soon so I don't really qualify as a Xennial, even though I think I should.  I just feel a substantial age gap between me & my friends who are born in 1990 and below.  

 

We are definitely at a crossroad in technology because I grew up with cassette players and many of my friends....well, their first form of music media was a CD.  I didn't have a computer when I was a kid.  We had something called "Web TV" eventually, but before that I had to use encyclopedias and physically go to the library to do my homework.  There were no cell phones as we know them today.  I had to use the old landline telephone to make a call. ☎ I also didn't have a television with a remote for the longest.  Had to actually get up to turn the knobs to switch channels.  LOL!

I’m 33, but as far as computers, we were early adopters. My grandparents had a computer that i used as a really little kid. Little enough that i played a Sesame Street game on this thing, and had to type in the dos command prompt to get to it. We had computers in my elementary school. I think we had some sort of computer in the first house I lived in. We moved when I was 9, and then we definitely had a computer for our use. We had the one for the kids, and my dad had his own. I was probably 10-12 and installing operating systems and stuff on computers that my dad and i would sell. I was also selling stuff on eBay as a young teen. I had my own laptop by junior high. 

 

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MXII

Well. 

 

Looks like im a single Demi ace father as of this morning 

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AndrewT
16 hours ago, MXII said:

Well. 

 

Looks like im a single Demi ace father as of this morning 

Welcome to Aven

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SoWhatYesWhat
23 hours ago, MXII said:

Well. 

 

Looks like im a single Demi ace father as of this morning 

Sounds like you're having a rough morning.

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DebtheDemi
On 2/18/2019 at 11:22 AM, AceOfHearts_85 said:

I also just read that as "numbers" and not "hashtags."  Oops....generation gap.  lol

 

I'm considered a millennial but I feel more in between boomer and millennial.

I hate being called a millennial. People make it such a bad thing and also don't know how wide the age range is, so they don't realize we're not all teenagers or college aged.

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DebtheDemi
On 2/18/2019 at 4:44 PM, LauraGarnham said:

I basically never wear jewellery, unless I am dressing up for something. It's not that I don't like jewellery in everyday wear, it's that I just can't be bothered spending time putting it on. I have basically the same approach to make up. 

I wear makeup even less than I wear jewelry. I don't have the time!!

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DebtheDemi
On 2/18/2019 at 6:12 PM, AceOfHearts_85 said:

A lot of "Great Depression Era" folks are like that as well, not just Boomers.  My grandparent is in her 80s and can't navigate a smart phone or the internet very well.

Well, yeah, basically anyone older than Gen X. Boomers just seem to be the worst about it though lol. 

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Midland Tyke
2 hours ago, DebtheDemi said:

Well, yeah, basically anyone older than Gen X. Boomers just seem to be the worst about it though lol. 

Oi! We aren't all techno-idiots!

 

:lol:

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Snao Cone

Some of you are just plain idiots, then? :P

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