Do you know someone like this?
If you are reading this right now, chances are it means that you have enough computer knowledge to click enough keys to get here.
Do you know someone who does not own a computer or use one?
Have they ever expressed their thoughts about computers, or have you tried to get them to use one? Do they use other devices such as microwave ovens, VCR, or cell phones?
Yesterday a woman who uses email avidly for her business explained to me that her husband does not use a computer, but he does most of the cooking...hmm...that could be a viable package!
Someone I know who has a thriving blog mentioned that one of their siblings probably does not have an email address.
Then there's a woman I encounter on a path - she walks her dog, I ride my bike - after chatting a few times, she disclosed that she does not have a computer. I did notice as we talked that she exchanged greetings with most passersby, calling out to them by name.
And within a family, there can be a few members who readily make use of the computer/Internet and others who do not.
Interesting, too, are the people who use the computer heavily for just one thing, and have little inclination to go beyond that one program or website.
So, how does this uneven adoption of technology effect people in your social interactions?
In what ways does it effect the quality of life?