Generational Issue

Monday, April 03, 2023

I’m reminded vividly of a generation gap by trying to read and comprehend start-up instructions for a new electronic item.

On opening a new package and finding a small folding piece, I start trying to read and fail. My usually adequate eyesight can’t decipher too-tiny illustrations and equally too-tiny type. Even a familiar product may have new design bits, making it challenging simply to examine the item and figure out how to make it work.

Today, clearly, the kids can get it. A kid glances at bitty instructions and quickly gets a new electronic piece to start working. As for me, staring and attempting to comprehend, clearly, my sighting and brain skills aren’t quite up-to-snuff in this modern world.

Now, I find myself with an unworkable new electronic that was relatively inexpensive. So, I start coping with yet another modern world struggle. Whether to return or simply discard the darned thing.

Dear Friends: To be fair, instructions should be readable and understandable by everybody. Diana

One thought on “Generational Issue

  1. Yup. I was more comfortable when AppleWorks came with a manual the size of the phone book. Though I encourage you to get out the magnifying glass & figure out the instructions. We can do it!


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