^ You might have seem these before; however, if not, going through them all is definitely worth it (although there's no prize at the end). Some are thought-provoking. Some are controversial. But all are pretty interesting.
So... I suppose they're acting but I still find surprising how little curiosity they seem to have. Although I think the idea was to let them see the difference between old computers and that kind of technology today and not make older ones seem interesting. I also found surprising the fact that some of them didn't seem to quite get the idea of having a desktop computer? I didn't think THAT was unusual today...?
For some kids I can understand a lack of comprehension about a desktop. cheap laptops and now tablets are small, fairly cheap and sufficient for a lot of people's needs so they never even bother with desktop computers. Those people could have kids that may never have seen a desktop computer and nobody would really talk about them either so a desktop would seem weird.
surely schools still have desktops? they cant afford all the fancy swizzle.
I read a really interesting article about how actually the most technologically competant generation are those currently between the ages of 20 and 40. We're not so old as to be pre-computers and therefore not scared of them and used to using them day to day, but for those *under* that age group, computers have become so user-friendly and rely to much on apps and front end software that they have no idea how to tinker with them, and no idea how to physically fix problems with either software or hardware or how to think creatively about a problem they are having.
So go us I suppose. We can muck about with the RAM and use MSDoS and stuff