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Older Britons 'know web jargon better than youngsters' - Telegraph

Some 72 per cent of over-55s are familiar with basic internet terminology such as "Wifi", "router", "cursor" and "bandwidth", compared to only 61 per cent of 16 to 24-year-olds.

“Although youngsters have greater exposure to the internet through their communication habits and means of education, it is the older segment of the audience who are making the effort to get to grips with the net, and therefore learning more about how it all works," said Mr Ford.

A bit like cars - carburettors, chokes, tweaking the timing - why should young people learn about it? It now just works. It shows the maturing of the technology when it becomes part of the wallpaper and what it delivers rather than how it delivers it is what is important.

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It is morelikely because the people that built the systems they use are now hiting that age group. And just like everyone else they only learn what they need. Development is no longer assembler or C it is all visual with point click.

So just like blacksmiths, potters and home cooking very few will learn and it will become a lost art.

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