Originally Posted by moonrambler
@ James -- at my first job after college, the customer service department had one video display terminal set up that connected to a mainframe computer in the main building. We were all supposed to take some time every day and learn how to use it. We all steered way clear of the damn thing and clung to our file cabinets and typewriters
Yeah, it's funny how attached we get to doing things a certain way.
And it's going to happen again. I'll see it in my lifetime anyway because I'm fairly young (good lord willing, that is).
One day I'll be sitting there with my computer and the new technology will come in and replace it. How receptive will I be?
Or perhaps I even see that the computer, the way it is today, is already evolving. You don't think the iPad is the apex of what is possible with touch screen technology, do you? (DO YOU?
The day will come when using a mouse will be as ridiculous as using a typewriter. Some kids will point and laugh at me and say "Haha, you ole damn dinosaur!"