[vcf-midatlantic] Museum Tour 2017-08-11 August 11, 2017

David Riley fraveydank at gmail.com
Sat Aug 12 10:30:05 EDT 2017


On Aug 12, 2017, at 10:20 AM, Jeffrey Brace via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> 
> By the way an interesting observation from recent tours is that some
> children about age 5 and under don't even know how to use a mouse. They
> look like they have never used one before. They try to touch the CRT
> monitor like it is a touch screen. Their parents quickly tell them that it
> doesn't work and direct them to the mouse or keyboard. This is a new
> development. Previously children would be confronted with the keyboard and
> say "Where's the mouse?". I show them the Macintosh and they knew what to
> do with the mouse. Now it seems that touch screens are so prevalent that
> even mice and a foreign tool to some children.

I've noticed that sort of thing with my kids in a different aspect; they think most LCDs are touch screens, so occasionally they walk up to the TV and poke it.  But my 5-year-old daughter definitely knows how mice and keyboards work.


- Dave




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