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30% of Americans Aren't Ready For the Next Generation of Technology 191

Posted by Soulskill
from the controlling-potatoes-with-your-brain dept.
sciencehabit writes: "Thanks to a decade of programs geared toward giving people access to the necessary technology, by 2013 some 85% of Americans were surfing the World Wide Web. But how effectively are they using it? A new survey suggests that the digital divide has been replaced by a gap in digital readiness. It found that nearly 30% of Americans either aren't digitally literate or don't trust the Internet. That subgroup tended to be less educated, poorer, and older than the average American."
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30% of Americans Aren't Ready For the Next Generation of Technology

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday July 01, 2014 @06:25PM (#47364239)

    technology is always progress, and never, ever, going backwards in any possible way.

  • Re:Funny (Score:4, Funny)

    by vandelais (164490) on Tuesday July 01, 2014 @06:54PM (#47364487)

    You must be new here.

  • Re:Funny (Score:3, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday July 01, 2014 @07:55PM (#47364907)

    This is why I laugh so hard at the guy at work, who refuses to write procedures or tools to do critical tasks. "Just look it up on Google" is his answer to everything.

    It's most fun when he looks up the answer on Google, claims he has it, and I explain that he doesn't have it. He argues, and I make him scroll down to who actually *wrote* the top answer that Google provides, and show him where he misread what I wrote there.

    This.... just makes my day when it happens. It happens less often now, he's learned to check the attributions and to take my claims more seriously. But it's awfully fun.

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