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      TechBits: how much do people really know about computing? (10.9.13)

      A blog post getting lots of attention right now says kids don't really know much about computing- and it says that's a problem.

      The author says while many young people are good at using technology- doing active posting on all manner of social media and other sites- they really don't know much about how computers and web sites work. {}He says that's a big problem when things go wrong.

      A good solution could start at home. {}Instead of setting up computers for your kids, have them learn how to set them up. {}Have them try to solve connectivity problems when they arise. {}Have them look at the source for web pages to see how they're put together. {}Explain basic concepts of computing, and children may have an easier time figuring out what goes on under the hood of a computer- and the internet.

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