[OT] HyperCard and the Interactive Web
jperryl at ecs.fullerton.edu
Sat Feb 25 22:42:27 CST 2012
You are correct; they have NO IDEA how their file system works. I'm lucky
if they can even recall what they named a file, and they pay ZERO
attention to file formats. One couldn't grasp the concept of overwriting
a file. Sigh.
On Tue, 14 Feb 2012, Peter Bogdanoff wrote:
> When I started working at UCLA in 1996 very few students had used computers before entering, or at least had used their own computers rather than a lab one in grade school. Now 15 years later all have a laptop in class. However, about 3/4 of the Mac-using students in a music history class use Spotlight to find files and open applications on their Macs and most of these don't know any other way to find their files. In other words, they don't really have a clue how the file system works. I only started to discover this when I had them install a project that I'm developing and found out that many have been running it from their Downloads folder and didn't know to do it any other way.
> Would you call these people computer-literate? They sure are Web and social media literate. So the sooner OS X moves to an iOS-type Finder the better for them. It could be that OS X is just too easy to use and so they never learn more than Word, Google, YouTube, and Facebook. The Windows users seem to know a little more, at least their own version of Samsung Windows or Dell Windows, but it's only a little more.
> Peter Bogdanoff
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