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Question Do we repesent 26% of Brits?

I see dpreview has posted an thread claiming that 26% of Brits are baffled buy digital camreas which tops the list of gadgets us Brits struggle with. That made me think about how I would describe my own feelings about my understanding of digital cameras. Baffled no, but certainly there are a few menu options that get my brain cell out of neutral!

Apparently 4% of Brits find a blender baffling!

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http://www.dpreview.com/news/0808/08080705reevoo.asp

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Re: Do we repesent 26% of Brits?

What's a blender?
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Re: Do we repesent 26% of Brits?

Someone who uses Photoshop to blend photos into a montage

Someone who blends whisky
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Re: Do we repesent 26% of Brits?

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Someone who uses Photoshop to blend photos into a montage

Someone who blends whisky
I'm sure that's not right. Someone who makes their living blending whisky is called a lucky bast**d.

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Re: Do we repesent 26% of Brits?

I'm not, in general, baffled by them but I sometimes hanker for the simplicity of my OM-1

I thought a blender was one of those people who go to parties but the next day nobody remembers that they were there

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Re: Do we repesent 26% of Brits?

Looking at the full list and the comment about manuals, I wish they were written in a usable language, some of them are pure gobbledegook!

I'll admit to not using most of the functions of my (old) mobile phone because the series of button pushes to access them is completely forgettable
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Re: Do we repesent 26% of Brits?

I've just doen a college course, and while talking to the tutor one night learnt that being over the age of 30 I am a "Digital Alien" because I have not grow up with digital technology.
Those under 25 are classed as "Digital Native", they are pluged in and zoned out, coomputers, digi cameras hold no fear for them.

However, one of my collegues on the said course, age about 20, was cursing and swearing at Photoshop and the way it works on Macs . So over I wonder, oh you do this, do that and hey pressdo it works .
Oh great thanks he said.
So off I go and wonder past the college tutor saying "tut, digital natives" to which we both laughed.
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Re: Do we repesent 26% of Brits?

These days - I hope I don't represent 75% of the Brits I see
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Re: Do we repesent 26% of Brits?

So how do they describe a person who first touched a computer in 1964, and worked with computers ever since.

Probably as "digital".
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So how do they describe a person who first touched a computer in 1964, and worked with computers ever since.

Probably as "digital".
They'd probably use that dreadful three-lettered word ... "old"
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Re: Do we repesent 26% of Brits?

Someone who dares to blend whisky is called a heretic, in my book. Malts rule!

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Re: Do we repesent 26% of Brits?

Stephen,

You are obviously a man of great taste. I cannot stand the stuff but my dear wife is a dedicated malt disciple. The worst thing I have done this year is take her to Scotland where I soon became a "malt widow"!

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and one day you will be as well
Ah, but the offspring know all too well that I already am!

Malts? We ought to start a thread discussing the various merits, and personal preferences
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