Kajal Dutta, is a colleague who cooks food in my office. He also works in a house as a house hold assistant and cook. His boss recently presented him with a used FUjitso Netbook and he wanted me to check if the laptop had any problems. There was no audio but we quickly fixed with installing the audio driver.
But later, Kajal wanted to learn the basics from me. so we started yesterday.
Chapter 1: What are folders? I found it difficult to define a folder for him. But, he got the idea of what a folder is. Later i gave him excercise to create folder, copy and paste files from pendrive to hard drive. There were few hiccups and took a little time to get the idea. Later he said
“Hahh, this is just like the files in mobile naa??” – Kajal Dutta.
Then, i realized the impact of mobile phones and its interface.
I realized also that Mobile phones have destroyed the inhibitions of many people who were thinking that computing were for the educated.
One of my closet friend, Senthil E who is a cab driver in chennai, doesn’t read or write in any language, but has never had problems with using any new phone. When he got his Nokie N72, the initial days he used to come with a lot of questions and always ended up lost in the menu. But, after a few days he was a champ with the phone.
Mobile has truly changed the way we look at things.