We live in a world that is constantly changing. Within a matter of 2 decades, we went from using heavy mobile phones with antennas to smartphones that can do way more than just calls and messages. So one can imagine how tough it must be for the older generation to constantly adapt to this change and learn new things.
However, a guy named Rahul Gupta shared how his dad takes down notes to use online applications. He posted a picture of his father’s diary in which he has written the steps on how to use the Uber app.
Have a look:
My dad’s notes on how to book an Uber 😇😇 pic.twitter.com/StkHxdJCAQ
— Rahul Gupta ㊗️ (@rahulrmv) September 14, 2021
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People online responded to the tweet by sharing similar experiences of their parents learning new-age technology. Turns out, many of them take down notes for apps like Skype, Google Meet, YouTube, etc.
My mum has similar notes for basically every app she uses – WhatsApp, Youtube etc.
— Manohar Kanapaka (@mkanapaka) September 14, 2021
My mum has similar notes for how to make a whatsapp video call/ voice message. It has Kannada words as well:)
— Savita Hortikar⚡ (@hsavvy) September 15, 2021
Once upon a time my in-laws had similar document to switch on laptop, login to Skype and call us. Now they are very tech savvy. Always in awe of the generation that has seen it all – trunk calls to instant video calls on smartphone.🙏
— Ranjitha Krishnamurthy (@k_ranjitha) September 15, 2021
My mother made similar notes when I taught her how to upload a video on YouTube! I bet she is a pro in that now! Super proud 😊😇
— Shrreya Behll (@behll_shrreya) September 16, 2021
My gram learnt how to make WhatsApp Audio messages and calls the same way!
Lesson that I learnt is that If UI of a product change, we can figure out easily how to get the job done but all parents, elderly using it might face issues. So much thought goes into Application Dev!!
— Ted Mosby (@neekendhukura) September 15, 2021
My father writes everything in his diary, he spends at least 20 mins daily to write down the things happened that day. I many times tried to maintain diary writing, but failed. Our fathers are just superb.
— श्रीMurali🇮🇳 (@mayamadhava) September 16, 2021
One of my relatives had a memo of using skype when their son went to USA.
It was an achievement for them to be able to do it on their own.
Tech can make you relevant/irrelevant if you don’t change.
— Venus Jain (@venusjain) September 15, 2021
How heart warming 😍. My mother in law has notes on ticket booking on irctc and how to download a picture of a cake to post on somebody’s Facebook wall for their birthday.
— Sneha (@thatbadasswoman) September 16, 2021
This is adorable …. My parents used to do the same when the whole apps culture started … high time technology shud start thinking of serving our seniors better
— pretty_punjabi (@pretty_punjabi_) September 15, 2021
That’s really good. My dad still denies to use these apps. He just gives up everytime we try to make them learn. He doesn’t even use internet banking 😌
— ✨Mast Magan✨ (@khudrang_23) September 15, 2021
This is so pure!🥺 my mum who’s a teacher and made similar notes on how to use google meet.
— Vidusha Banerjee (@vidushabanerji) September 14, 2021
Isn’t it heartwarming to see the older generation going the extra mile to keep up with the times? 🙂