Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | ... | 24
1990 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 20

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 964609 10-Jan-2014 15:03
One person supports this post
Send private message

reminds me of one of my favourites 


15927 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3136

Trusted

  # 964625 10-Jan-2014 15:11
Send private message

Many I have seen and introduced were quite happy with feature phones, did what was required, they knew what to do. They thought smartphones are complex, but I tell them, once you get a smartphone, its the featurephone that is too hard

 
 
 
 


915 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 53

Trusted

  # 964726 10-Jan-2014 16:28
Send private message

KiwiNZ:
lyonrouge:
TinyTim: Most people only use technology to help them do something they already do better, not do new things.


I'm not sure "most" applies. If by "technology" you mean Smart Phones, I've found many reasons for people having them:
• status symbols
• fashion accessories
• work gave it to them
• plan was up for renewal
• old one broken and no longer manufactured





Plus...

They reviewed the options and made an informed decision.
Their purchase best met their assessed needs
It allowed them to be productive while mobile
It kept them informed 
Was with in their budget
etc 
etc 
etc


By technology I mean the "bonus" features that they weren't aware of (or even don't think they need), like being able to directly download music. Things that aren't in their list of `assessed needs.' Particularly those who are non-young or are too busy to explore all the features of the phone they don't already know about.




 

13911 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6653

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 964728 10-Jan-2014 16:32
Send private message

TinyTim:
KiwiNZ:
lyonrouge:
TinyTim: Most people only use technology to help them do something they already do better, not do new things.


I'm not sure "most" applies. If by "technology" you mean Smart Phones, I've found many reasons for people having them:
• status symbols
• fashion accessories
• work gave it to them
• plan was up for renewal
• old one broken and no longer manufactured





Plus...

They reviewed the options and made an informed decision.
Their purchase best met their assessed needs
It allowed them to be productive while mobile
It kept them informed 
Was with in their budget
etc 
etc 
etc


By technology I mean the "bonus" features that they weren't aware of (or even don't think they need), like being able to directly download music. Things that aren't in their list of `assessed needs.' Particularly those who are non-young or are too busy to explore all the features of the phone they don't already know about.


"Non-young" ?????




Mike
Retired IT Manager. 
The views stated in my posts are my personal views and not that of any other organisation.

 

Using empathy takes no energy and can gain so much. Try it.

 

 


15927 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3136

Trusted

  # 964729 10-Jan-2014 16:34
Send private message

KiwiNZ:
TinyTim:
KiwiNZ:
lyonrouge:
TinyTim: Most people only use technology to help them do something they already do better, not do new things.


I'm not sure "most" applies. If by "technology" you mean Smart Phones, I've found many reasons for people having them:
• status symbols
• fashion accessories
• work gave it to them
• plan was up for renewal
• old one broken and no longer manufactured





Plus...

They reviewed the options and made an informed decision.
Their purchase best met their assessed needs
It allowed them to be productive while mobile
It kept them informed 
Was with in their budget
etc 
etc 
etc


By technology I mean the "bonus" features that they weren't aware of (or even don't think they need), like being able to directly download music. Things that aren't in their list of `assessed needs.' Particularly those who are non-young or are too busy to explore all the features of the phone they don't already know about.


"Non-young" ?????


I agree

Many of the "non -young" grew up in the PC and tech revolution. For IT you cannot demograph age with IT learnings

915 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 53

Trusted

  # 964732 10-Jan-2014 16:35
Send private message

KiwiNZ: 
"Non-young" ?????


Shall we say a catch-all or generalisation for those not interested in technology for the sake of it.




 

15927 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3136

Trusted

  # 964734 10-Jan-2014 16:36
Send private message

TinyTim:
KiwiNZ: 
"Non-young" ?????


Shall we say a catch-all or generalisation for those not interested in technology for the sake of it.


Rinse and Repeat

Many of the "non -young" grew up in the PC and tech revolution. For IT you cannot demograph age with IT learnings

915 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 53

Trusted

  # 964787 10-Jan-2014 17:08
Send private message

tdgeek:
TinyTim:
KiwiNZ: 
"Non-young" ?????


Shall we say a catch-all or generalisation for those not interested in technology for the sake of it.


Rinse and Repeat

Many of the "non -young" grew up in the PC and tech revolution. For IT you cannot demograph age with IT learnings


There's a ton of research that says otherwise.




 

13911 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6653

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 964796 10-Jan-2014 17:41
One person supports this post
Send private message

TinyTim:
tdgeek:
TinyTim:
KiwiNZ: 
"Non-young" ?????


Shall we say a catch-all or generalisation for those not interested in technology for the sake of it.


Rinse and Repeat

Many of the "non -young" grew up in the PC and tech revolution. For IT you cannot demograph age with IT learnings


There's a ton of research that says otherwise.


There is a ton of research on just about everything, does not make it right 




Mike
Retired IT Manager. 
The views stated in my posts are my personal views and not that of any other organisation.

 

Using empathy takes no energy and can gain so much. Try it.

 

 


915 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 53

Trusted

  # 965038 11-Jan-2014 10:24
Send private message

KiwiNZ: 
There is a ton of research on just about everything, does not make it right 


Sigh. Here we go again.




 

13911 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6653

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 965060 11-Jan-2014 11:44
Send private message

TinyTim:
KiwiNZ: 
There is a ton of research on just about everything, does not make it right 


Sigh. Here we go again.


I object strongly to age discrimination




Mike
Retired IT Manager. 
The views stated in my posts are my personal views and not that of any other organisation.

 

Using empathy takes no energy and can gain so much. Try it.

 

 


915 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 53

Trusted

  # 965074 11-Jan-2014 12:31
Send private message

KiwiNZ:
TinyTim:
KiwiNZ: 
There is a ton of research on just about everything, does not make it right 


Sigh. Here we go again.


I object strongly to age discrimination


Fine, but don't use a straw man argument to defend your position.




 

15927 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3136

Trusted

  # 965084 11-Jan-2014 12:37
Send private message

TinyTim:
KiwiNZ:
TinyTim:
KiwiNZ: 
There is a ton of research on just about everything, does not make it right 


Sigh. Here we go again.


I object strongly to age discrimination


Fine, but don't use a straw man argument to defend your position.


Facepalm. Citation needed that Not Young people are the ones that need help in IT. Saying there is a ton of research are just words.  

915 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 53

Trusted

  # 965092 11-Jan-2014 13:17
Send private message

tdgeek:
TinyTim:
KiwiNZ:
TinyTim:
KiwiNZ: 
There is a ton of research on just about everything, does not make it right 


Sigh. Here we go again.


I object strongly to age discrimination


Fine, but don't use a straw man argument to defend your position.


Facepalm. Citation needed that Not Young people are the ones that need help in IT. Saying there is a ton of research are just words.  


Sorry if you want more than words - I don't have time for a literature review today. Sorry if this sounds like a cop out. 

However you can browse what's available probably as easily as I did. Google Scholar would be a good place to start. Wiley and Springer are reputable in software engineering research, so I'd expect them to be ok in learning psychology as well.




 

15927 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3136

Trusted

  # 965095 11-Jan-2014 13:33
Send private message

TinyTim:
tdgeek:
TinyTim:
KiwiNZ:
TinyTim:
KiwiNZ: 
There is a ton of research on just about everything, does not make it right 


Sigh. Here we go again.


I object strongly to age discrimination


Fine, but don't use a straw man argument to defend your position.


Facepalm. Citation needed that Not Young people are the ones that need help in IT. Saying there is a ton of research are just words.  


Sorry if you want more than words - I don't have time for a literature review today. Sorry if this sounds like a cop out. 

However you can browse what's available probably as easily as I did. Google Scholar would be a good place to start. Wiley and Springer are reputable in software engineering research, so I'd expect them to be ok in learning psychology as well.


Lol, ok.

1 | ... | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | ... | 24
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Video game market in New Zealand passes half billion dollar mark
Posted 24-May-2019 16:15


WLG-X festival to celebrate creativity and innovation
Posted 22-May-2019 17:53


HPE to acquire supercomputing leader Cray
Posted 20-May-2019 11:07


Techweek starting around NZ today
Posted 20-May-2019 09:52


Porirua City Council first to adopt new council software solution Datascape
Posted 15-May-2019 12:00


New survey provides insight into schools' technology challenges and plans
Posted 15-May-2019 09:30


Apple Music now available on Alexa devices in Australia and New Zealand
Posted 15-May-2019 09:11


Make a stand against cyberbullying this Pink Shirt Day
Posted 14-May-2019 20:23


Samsung first TV manufacturer to launch the Apple TV App and Airplay 2
Posted 14-May-2019 20:11


Vodafone New Zealand sold
Posted 14-May-2019 07:25


Kordia boosts cloud performance with locally-hosted Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute
Posted 8-May-2019 10:25


Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute in New Zealand opens up faster, more secure internet for Kiwi businesses
Posted 8-May-2019 09:39


Vocus Communications to deliver Microsoft Azure Cloud Solutions through Azure ExpressRoute
Posted 8-May-2019 09:25


Independent NZ feature film #statusPending to premiere during WLG-X
Posted 6-May-2019 22:13


The ultimate dog photoshoot with Nokia 9 PureView #ForgottenDogsofInstagram
Posted 6-May-2019 09:41



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.