Teens baffled by how to use a rotary phone
by otters92 (2019-01-10 21:54:54)

They were given 4 minutes to figure out how to make a call.

They failed, even with assistance along the way.


At their graduation their valedictorian . . .
by The Flash  (2019-01-11 17:47:06)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

. . . will proudly announce to parents, faculty and alumni in the audience,
"You are our future."


Recent WSJ article on a similar problem with office phones.
by vitadulcedospes  (2019-01-11 09:55:35)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Younger employees not only don't want a hand-set office phone on their desk, many of them have no idea how to use it.


We're phasing ours out
by S---Alley2  (2019-01-11 22:26:12)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

In 12 years I only used mine to check voicemail. Voicemail was always either headhunters or mortgage scam calls.


Should have handed them a pencil. *
by Kbyrnes  (2019-01-11 02:21:27)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Give some Gen X ers a telegraph key... *
by 88_92wsnd  (2019-01-10 22:04:17)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Ask sprack if he can use a mortar and pestle *
by 84david  (2019-01-11 18:31:02)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


I use them all the time
by ewillND  (2019-01-12 15:02:51)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

And sprack is older than me, though probably not by much.


Have them use a slide rule after that.
by daviehamsufferer97  (2019-01-11 12:14:33)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

While we're worrying about people being able to use obsolete tools.


Most Boomers can't even use an abacus *
by rumrunner  (2019-01-11 11:25:29)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


My grandparents couldn't read runes.
by starburns  (2019-01-11 14:48:12)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

And they called themselves Irish.


Sprack invented the abacus. *
by voidoid  (2019-01-11 13:13:28)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Not true
by Cheg80  (2019-01-11 13:18:50)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

I was the junior engineer on the abacus project, and sprack was never at the meetings.