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Computer Litaracy:

1980s: Ensure that the floppy disk was inserted properly, learned a few BASIC programs, able to type in letters into a word processor

1990s: Able to use several Office-style programs, use a mouse, send email, use a shell account, possibly program in C.

2000s: Able to connect to the internet and send email, browse the web, and order things online.

2010s: Type things into Google get answers, understand that there's incognito mode

2020s: be able to unmute your microphone

@craigmaloney I struggle with the 2020s one but happily Discord defaults to PTT.

1970s: Solder a kit together, find a teletype and set it to half duplex, load paper tape, write 8080 ASM.

@mdhughes @craigmaloney Buying a headset with a hardware mute button was a good choice. I still fail occasionally but less often.

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It took some deep digging to find the individual setting, that covered the FF page my jitsi was on to unmute my mic. FFS, I'm a holder of a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science. How hard are other folks going to find it? 🤦‍♀️

@craigmaloney 🍬 In our experience, *muting* your microphone has proven to be more challenging than turning it on 🍬

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2030s get frustrated that the thingy with the screen doesn't understand the voice command to change the weather to "sun".

@craigmaloney ordering things online in the 2000 was really not common, people feared for usurpation, bad meetings and privacy in general way way more than any time after.

@craigmaloney Fist half of the 1980s: ensure that the tape recorder can still read the tape, and don't forget to write counter position of the software on paper.
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