Seniors, Discover What Makes Computer Learning So Hard?

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Computer Jargon Makes Learning HardThe main reason computers are intimidating and frustrating for Seniors to learn is jargon.

What is Jargon?

Jargon as defined by dictionary.com is “The language, especially the vocabulary, peculiar to a particular trade, profession or group:  medical jargon.” Or my favorite, “unintelligible or meaningless talk or writing; gibberish.”

The last definition really strikes a chord with me.  In many cases the reason we feel dumb is we don’t understand what someone is talking about, but to think of it a just gibberish talk makes me feel better.

 

What sounds better?

“The reason you can’t access the SMTP server is your CPU is thrashing, you ran out of RAM and your virtual memory is paging to disk” or “Your email isn’t working because you have too many applications open”

The key to communication is having both parties understand what is going on.  If one party speaks in gibberish, who’s to win?

Our Goal

Our goal at Easy Computer Academy is to avoid jargon at all costs, eliminate the gibberish, and hold intelligent conversations with you.  For Seniors, learning to use computers shouldn’t be intimidating.

We truly hope you find our future posts helpful, please post comments and provide feedback.  We are here to help you.

What do you think about jargon, post your comments below.

Kris.

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