The Other I

July 6, 2015

Computer-speak

Filed under: Growing Old,Just Stuff — theotheri @ 8:29 pm
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We’ve known for a long time that young children learn a second language much more easily than adults. ¬†They can even speak it without a telltale accent imposed by their first language.

And most of us in the developed world, at least, whether we are young or old, have discovered that the young who were introduced to digital languages almost as soon as they could press a button on the tv remote control, are more fluent in computer languages than their elders.

In that context, the very best example of this generational divide was confessed to me by a mother who asked her son in exasperation: But which one is the “any key”?

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