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Radio Redux – More Adventures of a Techno-boob

Jerry Shereshewsky Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Last post I was kvetching about this new NPR radio whose simple instructions baffled me. And I despaired of finding a geek friend who would give me Saturday hours to help. Hi Yo Silver, Skip & Donna’s son, Evan, came by to drop something off. Evan is a 25 year old geek. Seven minutes later the dulcet tones of the All Things Considered announcers were filling the room. I am still not sure what he did, but it works.

Why Grown-Ups Have Difficulty With Technology

Jerry Shereshewsky Saturday, 18 September 2010

I can’t remember the first time I read a user’s manual. Certainly not with a toaster or refrigerator. Not even with my first new car. With my first (or ninth) television set? I don’t think so. I suppose it was with my first computer. Computers, as my friend Seth Godin said, are designed to make smart people feel stupid. And boy, do they ever.

When Will They Ever Learn?

Jerry Shereshewsky Wednesday, 08 September 2010

I was in a meeting about 10 days ago when the subject of the iPad came up. That, of course, was no surprise as the introduction of an iAnything has massive sociological and economic meaning. But it was the nature of the conversation that surprised me. The people with whom I was talking were somehow convinced that the iPhenomenon was a thing of the Millennial generation.

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