Computers 2000: Getting families wired!
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Today more than ever, it is important for both children and adults to feel comfortable using computers. Talisman hopes that the view of technology as an external force uncontrollably impinging upon our lives will be replaced with the notion that "You're in charge.² "Technological fluency², she says, should mean more than simply using a word processing program; it should mean losing the fear and anxiety of the unknown. "It might mean learning how to take a computer apart and put it back together again,² she suggests, "or simply not being afraid to explore all the menus of the software you regularly use, to try each option and find out what it does.²
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