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Old 11-17-2015, 06:12 AM   #1
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LXer: Senior Tech: Sometimes Linux Isn’t the Solution

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DeeAnn is a nice lady. Recently widowed, she found herself unable to keep her house, so she sold it, put the money away, and found a place here with the rest of us. She invited me in and ushered me into her “office,” where her computer was set up amid a lot of half-emptied moving boxes and the sundry stuff that clutters our lives upon a change of residence. I wanted to do the “well, here’s yer problem right here” routine, but my sense of humor doesn’t always translate as, uh…funny.

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You know i really hate this "old people are stupid" stuff. Im 60 and have no more trouble using linux now that i did 20 years ago when i started.
The only difference between then and now is that i cant get a job using linux because the "old people are stupid" meme has been repeated often enough that almost everybody believes it.
The people in the linked article that were having problems with computer usage likely always had those problems, correlation does not imply causation, and not everybody who is old is stupid or a technophobe.
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People forget that this stuff was invented by folks who are now supposed to be too old to understand it.

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