Daughter has been on our phone plan until now, and is taking a step toward independence and is getting her own phone plan. It has been four years since we upgraded our phones. We are helping her financially with the transition. After reviving from the sticker shock of how much a new iPhone costs, I thought about my own experiences in elementary school getting trained by Ma Bell in proper phone use.
Does anyone else remember phone company reps coming to school and teaching phone etiquette and how to operate rotary phones? I remember it happened in about Grade 3. The phones were tan and were desk models. They even brought in a slimline phone. I was green with envy. I thought the technology was cool, since the only phone we had hung on the kitchen wall. I can’t imagine such training in the schools these days.
How do you learn how to use new technology? How did you learn to use phones and computers? Where do you think this technology is going?