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Chapter 5. Experience Doesn't Count > The 3-D Nervous System of the Brain and t...

The 3-D Nervous System of the Brain and the Web

People who started working with computers in early childhood are really different: They think in terms of what the technology can do. I wrote that sentence; I know the words. But I can't imagine what that involves.

A few years ago during a lecture I gave to a group of executives, I mentioned my ongoing frustration with my cell phone and the added insult of a manual written in incomprehensible technobabble. After the talk was finished, a woman came up to me and said, “The thing is, you went to the manual. My kids would never do that. They'd just pick up the phone and start pushing buttons.” Unlike she or me, her children think from the perspective of technology.


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