Thursday, August 12, 2010

play and inflexibility

I am getting to play with the new netbook that my nearly 100 year old great aunt bought herself while I set it up.  It is doing a weird skipping thing when I type that will have to stop very very soon or it will make my aunt nuts.

While reading stories to Youngest, Eldest was using the netbook.  Did not like it one little bit cause it's different.  Also it is set up for an older person.  Minimal buttons, big fat curser, etc, etc, etc.

I do find it odd that she finds it more difficult to adapt than I do.

Thought the young were supposed to be so flexible.

7 comments:

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Hmm, interesting observation about adaptability. Perhaps Eldest was just tired, missing her things.

Beth said...

It's been a while since I came by...I love the new look!

oreneta said...

Bodhi, indeed, it was probably a moment, and I guess we all get them from time to time.

Beth...HI! Nice to hear your voice again, I gather the trip was a wild success.

elpadawan said...

"skipping"? Do you have your palm sitting on the touchpad while you type?

Impressive to see that your aunt is so high-tech at her age.

About Eldest, maybe she *can* adapt, she just is in a phase where she doesn't want to ;)

oreneta said...

ElP, that may be it, but it was skipping backwards, all of a sudden I'd be typing in the middle of a word about 10 characters back, it was very odd. My great aunt is, honestly, a most impressive person. Always has been, and Eldest? Think you pretty much summed that one up.

J.G. said...

I'm thinking the machine is so customized for elders, youngers find it hard to talk to. Like those commercials I don't get, because they aren't targeting my generation.

oreneta said...

There may be truth to that....