Thursday, February 12, 2009

explanation of internet laughter

created by nalden which i found via (astronomically biased):

now if only i could get a translation of all the acronyms my teenage cousins use on myspace, facebook, and in emails!

i feel moderately illiterate to the internet language of the youth, and i keep up with technology at a reasonable pace. i can't imagine the natural smoothness with which technology upgrades integrate into the lives of young people. will the steady rate at which older generations passed down practical knowledge to younger generations be unrecognizable to my children - considering their technologically modern world will require new and different skills every couple years?

i didnt use a computer in school until i was a teenager. teaching would be less fun if i couldnt prepare power point presentations with pretty pictures - but there's a lot to be said for the old "chalk and blackboard" method as well.

am i just getting crabby and old and tired of relearning old skills with new software?


Jokermage said...

Julia said...

One of my grandmothers is my hero about this issue. She had never used computers her whole life and about 5 years ago she decided she wanted to be a part of this whole internet thing she kept hearing so much about. She got a computer and an email account and everything. It is kind of funny, though, because she keeps spiral notebooks full of directions on how to do things on the computer and web addresses and whatnot.

astropixie said...

heck - i have notebooks full of notes and commands for unix, supermongo, emacs, idl, html, iraf, etc..... :)

great list, jokermage - thanks!