Interesting article found via The Globe and Mail:
Sang-Jin Bae thinks something is amiss with computers. He should know. He’s used them for decades as a technical director for Disney’s Little Einsteins and as an animation production supervisor for shows at places such as Nickelodeon. He even teaches. His animation classes are some of the most popular at New York University’s ritzy Tisch School of the Arts.
To Mr. Bae, the problem is not the computer. It’s the people using them.
“When kids come into my class they divide into three groups,” he says. There are the pure geeks who love technology. There are those trying to understand. And then there is the biggest group: “Those who couldn’t care less.”
I think Mr. Bae is off here. People have always been this way. Most folks don’t have the time to learn about the technology they use. They just want products that work. 25 years ago those products were VCRs and CD players. Today those products are apps. There’s a good number of people that are geeks and want to understand how technology works, but they’re just a minority. An important minority, but a minority nevertheless. Always was, always will be.
The kids that Bae laments, “those who couldn’t care less,” have always been the majority. And there’s nothing wrong with that.