My nine-year-old daughter was typing up her first book report for school. Â She’d already written a draft on paper, and was transcribing the report to the computer.
I decided to have her do it in Microsoft Word. Â She’d written the title, and had gotten the first paragraph down when I decided she should learn how to save the document.
I pointed to the image of floppy disk and said, “Now click on the… the little blue square thing here.”
That’s when it hit me. Â She’s nine years old, and already Microsoft Word’s graphic for save is so out-of-date as to be meaningless for her. Â What was the point of explaining what the picture was of? Â We don’t have any floppy disks. Â She’ll never see one.
Who We Were Then
- Maddie (9 years old)
- Aaron (7 years old)