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my parents wouldn't know where to start with a computer, completely computer illiterate, even anything remotely technical they i always have to explain how to do something, my mother only recently got a mobile phone, but still has trouble working out how to use most of the features.

asked Aug 19 '12 at 21:13

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the average person who was involved when computer first hit even before the internet and aol mid 70s and on to the advent of window , apple linux is now between 40 and 64 years old you could say they built the internet you see today ..

the average age of facebook user today between 36 and 50 most anyone with a job today is most likely not truly computer illiterate :)

even a cash registers are computerized and have scanners..

computer have been around the first programable computer was 1936 . the first computer bussiness was started in 1942 was call abc computer. 20,000 vacume tubes 1946 ENIAC 1 Computer.

1948 and what was know as the baby computer came about with the invention of the transistor .. 1953 the first IBM computer and this is when automation of equpiment in factorys and manufacturing came about and the age of people becoming computer wise .. 1958 the Integrated Circuit also known as the chip still is today came about .. 1962 the first computer game Spacewar was invented.. 1969 ARPAnet the orginal internet the grand father of what we use today .. 1970 the first RAM memory Intel 1103 became avalable ..

from there the rest is history the computer has been around 77 years even my grandfather was not complete computer illiterate and he die at 80 some year old in 1973..

even windows and OSx been around 27 years there is not a life in the world untouched by technology in one way or another even in what use to be some of the darkest remotest parts of the world ..

answered Aug 19 '12 at 21:38

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edited Aug 19 '12 at 21:57

My Dad knows how to do most things users should know. He gets online for eBay, and he can set up a printer. My mom has never used a computer. My Grandma uses computers, but has no knowlege of them. She can't use her flip phone because she doesn't know how to turn it on, or call someone. She can barly use this computer. She is a very slow learner.

answered Aug 19 '12 at 22:31

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