This evening, I helped my partner revise his resume and re-write his cover letter. He has Windows Vista on his laptop, along with Office 2007. While directing him to make edits, I had to help him navigate around the Word interface, with cries of “I can never find anything in here” ringing through the house.
Now, he has had these systems for about 3 years. He has Office 2007 at work. But he changes the settings so they are like the 97-2003 version. Why can’t he adapt to the new interfaces, change with the times, accept the new?
My partner is 5 years older than me, but we probably really started using computers at the same time (in terms of the year, not the age).
Since he is older, is it harder for him to adapt and learn? Is he stuck in the old ways? Or is it harder for that generation to learn new systems?
Are people 5 years younger than me thinking the same things about me?