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Old 04 July 2012, 09:46 PM
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I find that pointing devices are still mystifying to a significant portion of the population. That's not necessarily a bad thing especially since so many of us carry a pocket-sized computers (more powerful than desktops of 20 years ago) using touch gestures that were considered remarkable as recently as 10 years ago.

When placing a modern computing device in the hands of someone who has spent a career having clerical tasks performed by other devices (or persons) we should expect some gaffes to ensue. I speak daily with 20somethings who wonder why laptop "X" doesn't have an CD/DVD drive or why tablet "Y" does not have a USB connection.* Misunderstanding recent technological trends and developments are not remarkable unless committed by a celebrity.

- P

*The answer to both has to do with wireless connectivity.
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