A hockey dad says he doesn’t care about the kids’ computer skills, and that they should just get on with it.
With that said, he said he believes that the use of the term computer literacy is overused, especially among younger players.
The term computer literacy was first coined by a psychologist, David Chalmers, in the 1970s.
It has become popular in the past decade, and is now widely used as a way of defining computer-savvy young people.
It’s used by companies and universities to promote the skills of computer science and computer literacy.
In the early days, there was a real confusion about what it meant, said Dr Chalmers.
He said there were some definitions that were more accurate than others, but the majority of people did not know what they were talking about.
“I think it’s really unfortunate that we use the term ‘computer literacy’ to describe a particular subset of people that are, for lack of a better term, not computer literates,” he said.
“We’re talking about people who are not particularly well-versed in computer science or computer engineering, but they’re very good at it.”
He said the term was used wrongly by companies who were trying to sell their products as ‘computer-savviest’, and that it’s more accurate to describe the people who were not good at computers.
“It’s the people that have the skills and have the time and who can work out what’s happening on a screen, so that they can understand what’s going on and get their own messages across,” Dr Chalms said.
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