Monday, June 13, 2016

A post when there is no post

Little Jo arrived this morning, dropped by her mothers, or parents as she calls them. She is ever so fond of computers and the internet, which is not surprising. Little Jo did not have any contact with devices until about the age of six. Little Jo's niece Little M at two years old can control videos on her mother's phone. At the end of the day it seems to have made no difference and I am relegated to my own devices in my ensuite.


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  1. Andrew I think it was a strange that child nowaydays didn't have any contact with electronic devices but I think we should respect her parents decision,

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    1. Gosia, but as I pointed out, Little Jo is now competent with electronic devices even though she did not know them until she was six years old.

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    2. Andrew so i think it was definitely the right decision of her parents

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  2. Love the idea of you hanging out in the ensue!

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    1. Marie, I rather like being in my ensuite. It is private and I have somewhere to sit.

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  3. Apologies. I mean ensuite

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  4. Chuckling at the double entendre in your final sentence.
    And completely inept with many electronic devices. Shamed by toddlers. Again.

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    1. EC, almost a triple entendre, but that is too much information. Don't forget, we learnt computers and the net the hard way. Things just work now for children who use devices.

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  5. Kids and electronics - just amazing. I'm kinda techie myself and yet my kids at 10 have overtaken me in many aspects and have taught me stuff.

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    1. What happened Jackie? I am the same. I stopped learning at some point. I have been overtaken by people who I showed how to make dial up connect.

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  6. "Little Jo's niece Little M at two years old can control videos on her mother's phone"? The child must be a very clever little girl, or I am so old now that I have lost touch with a new generation of skills.

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    1. Hels, she is not especially smart, but she knows that by moving her finger up and down on the phone screen, she can see things.

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  7. My new phone is still sitting in the box. I'm dyslexic when it comes to instructions so I still haven't worked out how to open it to put in the battery and the sim card. My 2004 Nokia was so simple and I want my XP back on my computer. I still can't work out the microwave so it's permanently on 30 seconds timer. You should all be thankful I don't drive a car.

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    1. Um, Jah Teh, I think the battery will be already installed. After using Windows 10 for some time, I am used to it and it is better than XP. You drive a car? Well, one more crazy driver on the road would not make a difference.

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  8. I remember being surprised when my grandchildren knew how to draw pictures on the "paint" program on my first computer and they knew how to print them out too. They were five and three then and already very comfortable with computers.

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    1. River, I am impressed. I do not know how to draw pictures in Paint. I will post about it, but today Little Jo used some program on our computer to make a movie slideshow, with captions, text and background colours and then submitted it to ABC for Kids. She has known computers for only two years!

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  9. One of my 4 year old grandchild can use her dad's and mum's phone, the other 4 year old isn't interested.

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    1. Margaret, I will guess that the non interested child will be up to speed by the age of eight.

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  10. My 5 and a half year old grandson, handles tablets and smartphones like a Lego play ! It's just amazing ! He also assembles Lego airplanes which are for kids from 8 - 18 ! I don't even find thee pieces !

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    1. Gattina, compared to the skills we had at that age, they are just amazing.

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  11. Sometimes I have to ask a kid to fix something for me or show me how to do something on the fancy phone my brother sent me. He put me on his plan and sent me a phone since I could no longer afford a phone, neither landline nor cell.

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    1. Strayer, your brother is a very kind person and you are fortunate to have him.

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