Smart kids diagnose Smartphones- Day 4 WTFOW#5
Smartphones and smart kids
Coming from and analogous age when phones were rotary, music was recorded on vinyl discs and plastic tapes , and parcels were delivered by postmen, digital had another meaning. I’d only heard about them in mathematics and biology . So when the world became digital, I was lost. When did phones become smartphones?
And what did they mean by smartphones being intuitive? Are inanimate objects intuitive?
But when my grandson Wow Dinga swiped the screen of my smartphone with the practised ease of an adult, I understood. Nor was this skill gender specific either. Ms. Papaya followed suit. And today Little Po all of one, made a grab for my phone too. These kids seem to be wired into today’s technology!
However, I realised how smart kids really are only today. For a long while Wow Dinga’s Peppa Pig and Blippi refused to download via YouTube on my IOS devices. For months I grumbled about the wifi, the internet speeds, the service provider and even the gizmos themselves. What was the solution? Talking to Apple was quite the task because of the lousy phone connection to begin with. I don’t know how to get in touch with YouTube and Vodafone isn’t exactly my best friend.
Smart kid and smart diagnosis
After seeing me struggle with a download for an hour, Wow Dinga stepped back and pronounced with all the sagacity of a three year old,
” Your app is all wrong.”
I was stunned and dismissed it as a smart ass comment he’d heard somewhere and was repeating.
But when I called up Vodafone, I was told that I should delete the current application and re-install a new app as there must be a problem with the old one!
Now who was more intuitive? My smartphone or my smart kid?
I’m participating in WriteTribe’s Festival of Words WTFOW#5