|Re: Network use by non-nerds?||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: NEVETS2 (NEVETS2aol.com)|
|Date: Tue, 12 Jul 94 22:29 CDT|
Pablo, Hi! I'm not saying that computers have gotten to be as easy to use and own as cars, but if you're a MAC user and if you use a friendly GUI network, you don't have to be a rocket scientist or a nerd to use one. and even if you believe in the potential of a computer network to make community communication more efficient and therefore to enhance community - but you're afraid of the nerd factor, you should be assured that the nerdiness is constantly being wrung out of the computer world and that if it's not user friendly enough for you today, it may be tomorrow. I'm assuming from your address that you're on either a unix based system or close to it and that you know about computers from work. You may not have had the need to acquaint yourself with newer generation software (First Class BBS, for instance) to see how friendly it can be. And in a Cohousing community, much of the fear of computers can be allayed by the fact that everyone would be struggling with the same system and that the more experienced could be helping the l;ess experienced. Assuming the "middle class" clientele that's the average cohousing family, a decent home computer and decent software isn't unreasonable. The whole thing just requires those who know to gently lead those who either don't know or those who resist to see what's possible. The medium more than sells itself to those who give it a fair looksee. Steve W.
Network use by non-nerds? Pablo Halpern, July 12 1994
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