2023 Author: Gordon Kinson | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-26 08:36
What makes natural experiments with 9-year-olds good - the emotions on their faces are completely sincere, genuine amazement. The forces are clearly unequal, because the monstrous Apple II is 5 times older than those who are trying to understand where the ancestor of the Home button is hidden and why tapes on the glass of a hefty monitor box do not lead to anything.
There is nothing to say about attempts to understand why there are only green symbols on the screen and how to use the command line - the older generation of IT-specialists will get a lot of pleasure from this sight.
The main idea of the whole venture is to show that the technologies are "awesome", and these words are uttered by the children themselves, with burning eyes. Of course, in 5 minutes there is no way to talk about the 40-year evolution of computers from a box of light bulbs to an ultra-light tablet, it can go online almost anywhere in the world. But to arrange a visual demonstration of previous achievements and explain how difficult it was in 1980 to even run a toy on a computer is quite. Moreover, to the credit of the younger American generation, they turned out to be quite persistent in mastering a difficult craft.
No joke, even SiriDo not ask for help, and the unctuous remarks of adults behind the scenes are more reminiscent of bullying than attempts to explain to children of the 21st century the principle of the legendary device. The difference in the mentality of generations, as they say, is on the face, more precisely, it is on the faces of children who are sincerely perplexed - but how can you do anything if you have only a strange-looking keyboard in front of you. Buttons that you have to press with your fingers to make at least something happen, and even remember the order of entering combinations! You're kidding, right?
The positive result of the experiment was the fact that most of the children, at the very least, went through all the stages of conquering the Apple II- launching, loading programs, composing commands in text form. And I even enjoyed the overwhelming task, plus some new knowledge about old technologies. A negative moment - a vivid reaction to an ancient workable machine among those who are destined to build the future of our world after a dozen years, raises concerns. As it turned out, people have become too spoiled for "ergonomic interfaces", rich functionality of simple applications and an excessive amount of prompts. But at least one girl liked the work with the computer "more than Flappy Bird".
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