I knew it: young adults who spend all their time with tech generally have no idea how to use tech.
>millenials overwhelmingly don't know how to compose emails, use Excel, or even Google search correctly
>they have a hard time understanding anything that isn't tapping a button in an app
Who the fuck had to use spreadshits extensively while growing up ?
And the whole email part is confusing me.
Is it saying that the new generation can't write a letter ?
Or click "send email" instead of the "send email" equivalent icon ?
YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO BE PREPARED FOR ANY JOB THAT YOU CAN POSSIBLY GET IN THE US OF A
MAYBE YOU CAN COME OVER AT SERVICENOW AND WE WILL TEACH YOU HOW TO AUTOMATE YOUR MUNDANE TASKS
Nothing has changed.
Most people have never needed a computer for all of recorded history.
Even today, most people still don't need a computer when all they ever do with their phone is consume media and facebook.
Tech literates and tinkerers were always, and always will be a minority.
>One study of college students found that only seven out of 30 knew how to conduct a “well-executed” Google search.
curious as to what the definition of a 'well-executed search' is here
>>47837027cupcake memes, OR ebaumsworld "life has no meaning." site:boards.4chan.org/g/
idiots do it like thiswww.fagbook.com
or they put in their search in form of a question instead of searching for keywords.
Probably a set of keywords rather than a sentence
"Find a restaurant that serves Italian food that isn't expensive" vs
"restaurant italian inexpensive"
The problem is that google switched their engine to fit what most people typed; natural language processing. Keyword search is either the same, or sometimes even worse than natural language.
All this smartphone/tablet shit feels like such a fucking fad, to be honest.
Every advert is like
>ooh look you can do this
>and this, that's right, these things add so little to your life that we need to tell you why you need them in your life!
Cue the mantric ukelele playing, hand clapping window licking bullshit.
It's like the technology market has become so saturated that it's exceeded its very necessity
Fuck this earth
most humans are not inclined toward problem-solving of the technical nature.
our brains are made mostly for socializing; we effectively have to repurpose and reengineer our connectome to be competent at problem solving in anything that isn't figuring out and responding to the emotions of others.
unless they're having their hand-held until they commit the fundamentals to rote, most people will not pick up technical skills on their own.
Not to be a jew, but I really hope that in the future having basic understanding about how this stuff works and how to go about getting it fixed, even just knowing what to buy to accomplish X, will be able to make me a comfortable living.
>our brains are made mostly for socializing; we effectively have to repurpose and reengineer our connectome to be competent at problem solving in anything that isn't figuring out and responding to the emotions of others.
i'm the exact opposite
yeah no shit op, whats next? waters wet?
most people who live in houses have no idea how or where to begin making one. same thing can be said of cars. so why something like people being tech illiterate would be a surprise or why someone would write an article about it is the real shock, shock that yous a dope that would think otherwise and needed an article to base theys dopey beliefs on.
>One study of college students found that only seven out of 30 knew how to conduct a “well-executed” Google search.
Sample size of thirty, likely from one college, many probably freshmen. Gr8 research.
>these kids are bad at using technology they haven't used yet!
Wow no shit. If you want them to be proficient in Excel and Outlook then put that as a requirement and ask about it in the interview.
By the way, the one article they "cited" (https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2011/08/22/erial_study_of_student_research_habits_at_illinois_university_libraries_reveals_alarmingly_poor_information_literacy_and_skills) is from 2011.
>This Is Millennials’ Most Embarrassing Secret
Wow, Time has a click-bait title for a click-bait tier article. Stop the fucking presses. No actually, start them back up so we can escape this drudgery called "online news".
That explains why I'm so godamn stupid.
I am always on the Internet but am too lazy to learn even though I have a whole plethora of knowledge in front of me.
I think it's due to how overwhelming it is. I want to draw. Learn music. Learn at khan Academy. Learn to socialize learn how to cook learn how to change my voice.
Yet Im so fucking overwhelmed.
just quit looking at it as this huge insurmountable task.
teaching yourself calculus on khan academy sounds hard, but it's not hard to commit to looking at one video and doing one exercise a day. if you do that simple task every day for a year, you would literally go through khan academy's entire catalog of math exercises from counting to partial differential equations.
I worked in tech support for a MAJOR cell company for many years. I was shocked to learn how many 16 to 22 year olds had no hardware technical knowledge. They were very familiar with apps but were floored with doing something as unimaginable as removing a battery from an Android phone (99% of most technical fixes, frozen etc) It would turn into a ten minute fiasco just for them to comprehend what a battery is. I had a lot of them call completely baffled as to why their new cell phones were dead and then learn that they had to actually charge them. "What's a power cord? You mean I have to plug it into the wall?"
>"What's a power cord? You mean I have to plug it into the wall?"
This didn't happen.
What kind of 16 year old has never plugged anything into a wall?
Does your company only hire 3rd world slave children?
I knew someone like that when I was younger, but it was over 10 years ago. He was 16 and didn't know how to plug things in or even hook his Playstation up to his tv because his parents or older brother always did it for him.
all I do when I google is -subtract and site: and rarely filetype: and inurl:
I don't know any other fancy tricks
but yeah i'm sick of hearing about how millennials are good with computers when in reality boomers are just mentally retarded and cant handle change
>the UI is literally designed for the lowest common denominator
>IT'S TOO HARD I HATE TECHNOLOGY
I wonder how many poor anons here have fallen for the veil of IRL traps and walked out on a tranny escort after realizing how ugly they look IRL.
i am 22 and with a modest handful of change and my millenial "fuck-you-i-can-do-it-without-the-manual" i am going to build a budget gaming pc for ~$650-700
any suggestions for a gpu similar or better than a radeon r7 260x that is within the same price range? any and all suggestions appreciated.
that is the literal opposite of the articles point
they are familiar with all this shit and yet know nothing about it
mandatory webdev in 5th grade
i ain't even indian
could you do me a favor and find me a copy of deadlands fire and brimstone?
testosterone makes you mechanically inclined, even as an infant
are you a woman?
Wat. That analogy is poor.
>Memeposter doesn't know how to make an analogy despite typing WORDS in the English language!
The disparity in technical skill between consuming media and performing a google search is much smaller than driving a car and installing an engine.
A more appropriate analogy would be:
>Generation X doesn't know how to use the turn signal despite driving everywhere!
This is where I find computer usage analysis dumb.
People using the computer aren't "using the computer".
They are doing whatever people did 20 years ago, the computer has just taken it over as a technical medium.
>chatting on skype, etc
Talking on the phone.
>listening to music
Listening to CDs/gramophone discs.
Watching shitty television.
They haven't changed what people are doing. People are just doing it on different devices.
Using a computer today doesn't make you super computer literate just like using the phone didn't make you a telecommunications engineer in the mid 80s.
my parents aren't so bad that they're googling Google, but almost everything else hits home way too hard
>he literally says "make me her slave"
>and then doesn't like it
I don't think I can actually feel bad for this guy. Words have a specific meaning, and at no point did he say to stop according to the post.
if he wanted hot trap sex, he should have just stuck with what happens in his doujins
>It would turn into a ten minute fiasco just for them to comprehend what a battery is. I had a lot of them call completely baffled as to why their new cell phones were dead and then learn that they had to actually charge them.
is this going to be the state of this fall's college freshmen
like, last year's batch was kind of dumb, and now I'm really worried
I think it is great that computer savy now means being able to sign up for twitter with a fake name.
I also think it is great that we stopped parenting poor kids so middle class kids can get ahead.
Who cares if we leave the stupid behind?
If they can't figure out things on their own then they deserve to be left behind.
Since we can't legally kill the retards we can force them into poverty and stupidity and they won't even care since we have enough movies, video games and mongolian cave paintings to last a life time.
It might hinder scientific research as things that doesn't directly makes average people "feel better" is now seen as irrelevant and hard to get funding for.
So now we have engineers who graduate in game maker and office workers who cannot use excel. Is it really that much of a shock to you people?
>i am 22 and with a modest handful of change and my millenial "fuck-you-i-can-do-it-without-the-manual" i am going to build a budget gaming pc
this is bait right?
>literally being the fgts discussed in the OP
i was born in 92 and was on windows95 and freddy fish nigga i have been around the block so to speak
i fried the battery on my vaio and i need something to better play d3 and watch porn. what's your issue, bud?
>some guy is doing a presentation about his variation of the exercise we were given.
>he struggles with plugging in the projector because macbook.
>finally gives up letting OSX guess a correct resolution and goes 640x480
>his font size is too small so nobody can see his code
>spends a minute trying to fix it but fails
>gives up and loads Ubuntu in a VM
>now we can see the code
>program is starting with printing "hello world"
>uses silly and incorrect variable names for what they are used for.
>code is indented with spaces and tabs all jumbled together.
Fuck this gay earth.
>i fried the battery on my vaio
u fokn wot m8
>posts in a thread about millennial not knowing how to google
>is a millennial - doesn't know how to google
>posting gpu questions in a thread about millenials not knowing how to google
You haven't put any effort into your problem, why should anyone else?
cant believe i 8 the b8
We're the same age.
i don't have a problem except for you and some other random poster.
i just asked if someone had a better suggestion/experience than with gpu i plan to buy for a build.
i posted in this thread because i was reading it and i hoped there would be people on /g/ who discuss relevant technology.
maybe i was mistaken
> i am going to build a budget gaming pc
> i need something to better play d3 and watch porn
> i hoped there would be people on /g/ who discuss relevant technology
kek. You missed the SQT bruh
Think of all of the faggots in this thread who can't cook, drive manual transmission, or wire-wrap their own microprocessor board.
You know, bitching about the problem doesn't solve the problem, if anything, makes it worse.
If you see a problem, fix it. That simple.
>Alright applefags, put down your ishits and pay attention.
On second thought... some of you ought never be let around the public, let alone a computer.
>blah blah blah goddamned lazy and stupid millenials blah blah ruining the private sector blah moral decay blah blah degeneracy blah if only kids these days blah blah blah more like their parents blah blah back in my day blah blah uphill both ways blah learn some respect blah blah fucking liberals blah blah if they had a real job blah work for a living blah blah responsibility blah blah blah blah blah
FUCK ALL THESE KIDS WHO STARE AT THEIR SMARTPHONES ALL DAY AND CAN'T PROGRAM FIZZBUZZ.
>try hand assembling fizzbuzz in under 60 bytes and directly inputting them with toggle switches.
lol, u poor.
Yeah, actually it happened many many times. They assumed that cell phones never had to be charged. The most technically savvy people were the 80 year old WWII tank operators who usually called about their bills. Most dummies under twenty couldn't locate the power button on their iphones.
>"Does your company only hire 3rd world slave children?"
How would that statement have anything to do with twenty-something human turnips?
Did they feel stupid afterwards or did they look at you weird for suggesting that phones don't actually run on magic?
This has to be some kind of isolated incident, most people have enough sense not to ask such stupid questions.