Are older Australians interested in learning about computer hardware?

SS
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22nd Sep 2011
2:40pm
Posted SS

Hi all, 

I'm doing some research about computer training courses for older Australians and I am interested to know if there is interest for courses that train in computer hardware (pulling apart a PC and rebuilding it, repairing faults). 

Would a hardware course interest you? What types of IT training would older Australians be interested in? 

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Sue. 

Penqueen
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3rd Oct 2011
3:21pm

I have learnt on the run when something went wrong with my computer. My now computer technican son talked me through a reformat of my previous computer from Vic once. After we finsihed he said 'congratulations Mum, you have just successfully reformatted your computer.'

I have successfully installed a dial-up modem, a DVD burner and in this computer a bigger power supply. I had inital verbal instruction from a son over the phone and took it from there.....

Penqueen.

Tadpole
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3rd Oct 2011
3:22pm

I would love to ,but I,m having trouble enough conquering the software, but thank you for the offer SS

Tupence
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3rd Oct 2011
3:27pm

Hello ... seeing as this is a computer thread , can some savy wise pc enthusiast , tell me what     (sic)     means when put in a comment or sentence .  Sorry all , just a mere female . The penny will probably drop when I am informed ... Thankyou Tups

seth
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3rd Oct 2011
3:38pm

Tupence as like all us professional computer men

when stumped we look it up on Google.

sparkles
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23rd Nov 2011
10:40am

Hi Tupence!

If you haven't found out yet, (sic) means 'wrong spelling'.

PlanB
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23rd Nov 2011
10:51am
Indicates a misspelling or error in a quoted source, in order to verify to the reader that the researcher did not create a typographical error, but instead exactly reproduces the way the word or statement appeared in the original material. Literally, "so" or "thus" in Latin. Usage: There are, according to the writings of seven-year old Andrew, "Manee wayes of riting words" [sic].

Sic is normally written in square brackets - [sic]

 

PlanB
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23rd Nov 2011
10:53am

Yes SS I would be interested in learning all I can.

 

PlanB
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23rd Nov 2011
11:01am

Here is another explaination of (sic)

 

http://outstandingwriting.com/what-does-sic-mean/

sparkles
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23rd Nov 2011
11:08am

Thanks for that full explanation PlanB.

Due to the fact that my father was a school teacher, it pains me to see so many spelling and vocabulary mistakes in my daughter's Facebook jottings.

It was hammered into me when I was in primary school, so that's probably why I have a hard time figuring out what she means sometimes.

Kids these days don't seem to be taught the 3Rs...as we called it.

 

PlanB
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23rd Nov 2011
11:41am

No they don't Sparkles--they seem to use acronyms all the time these days, even when they are talking

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