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Very nice, you've got a lot of talent. I think I heard something you had done a while back you posted on FB and I was impressed. Somewhere I've got a version of Little Wing my old room mate did that sounds just like SRV, the guy had a lot of talent but a real infinity for blow and drink. If he would have become famous he wouldn't have lasted long.
My son who is soon three and a half years old and has just learned to speak in full sentences this autumn and can't count properly without missing out number three (in Swedish that is, in German he's doing alright), just stumped me completely today when he showed me that he was able to read maps.
How probable is that on a scale?
Or is it just me that's having too low expectations?
In a way it is scary to see what is happening to the youngest generation who are exposed to all of the modern devices without any background explaining what processes the devices replaced and the problems they solved. Brings to mind some of Asimov's short stories.
Scary? Not realy.
My grandparents likely went through the same with widespread electric lighting - flick the switch and there you are, just ignore the power stations and distribution systems behind it all.
My parents the same with the widespread car ownership.
Ourselves TV probably.
The 20~30 group today expect (and get) a level of communications that would have required miracles and unbelievably deep pockets when I was their age.
The access to computing that the toddlers of today have will bring forth it's own future: hopefully we will understand enough of it to cope!
Still hunting for the other story. As I remember it, the title did not give away the plot, I just have to hunt and maybe the story title will strike a chord... Still faster on line than my 3 bookshelves of his books.
I don't remember who said it anymore, but everything you learn before the age of fifteen is natural.
Between 15 and 35ish, it's new and exciting. And when you're above 35 (give or take) it's scary and threatening and needs to be forbidden, alternatively regulated.
I would say a lot based on my experience with my kids. My older daughter is 10 years old, the twins (boy and girl) 4 and a half, my wife 34 and I'm 47 years old. You have no idea how many times I have been surprised/amazed by all of them (it's the age variety supporting it). What I do is to accept their signals for what they really like, and the way they understand and interpret information, and believe it or not I'm learning a lot.
A small story to let you know what I mean. My son loves CARS (Disney cartoons) and last year he asked to play online games with McQueen and other heroes from the movies. I found a few on Disney website and he started playing with Luigi who supposed to collect as many tires as possible from the ones they fall from a roof. The first three times he was doing nothing than looking carefully the tires falling. Then he played three more times trying to place Luigi at the (one and only) best possible position without moving him left and right during the game. The third try was the last time he played that game by making a score that my daughters and my wife could not break. Personally I was shocked because first of all I caught my self using his findings (for a really relaxed play) by adding a few left and right moves to make a slightly better score, and then when I helped him to compare our scores he told me that I made a lot of effort for "a not big deal" difference!!!
My granddaughter ( will be 3 in January) and I have identical Android tablets (something I find very amusing). A couple of weeks ago when we were visiting, she grabbed mine. Couldn't find her ABC-TV viewer app on the menu screen. No problem to her, she just went into the Google store, got it and started playing her favourite Peppa Pig. wte? Her grandma can't even turn it on (or swipe to scroll when I show her a long page on it).
Software rusts. Simon Stephenson, ca 1994. So does this signature. me, 2012