Both of my children (9 & 13) are fluent with technology – it is simply a part of their life, in the way that TV was a part of mine. It is often a challenge to keep up – they were into interactive online communities before I got truly understood their value.
Last month, when my youngest daughter was doing a PowerPoint for school, her first question to me was “Dad, can I borrow a memory stick?”. She knew that was the way that you carry files around.
Neither of my children have ever seen a floppy disk. And I realised this last week, when one of them pointed to the icons in Word and said “What’s that icon Dad?”. Good question, which turned into a history lesson!
What should we change the icon to? An memory stick?