The "IT helper" said proudly, "I turned it off and back on again."
The child's view 2: It was always thus
I was working on a computer in one of the campus' computer labs. I'd noticed that a student sitting at the next computer had been watching what I'd been doing.
Finally, he asked me a simple question: "So were you good with computers when you were in high school?"
The truth was, we weren't granted much computer access when I graduated in 1967!
It can be interesting to see the ways some people from different generations view things. And, like the third grade "IT helper," it can be nice to talk with someone who has not yet developed the "not my job" attitude some adults seem to practice.
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