Technology that baffles young and old

When several pairs of grandparents and grandchildren sat together to confront technology questions — such as how to operate a rotary telephone, a nondigital alarm clock, a phonograph record player, and a boombox — tech incomprehension happens in different ways.

The younger folks considered themselves to be tech-savvy. And yet, a young man had never before seen a rotary phone, a young woman was pretty certain she couldn’t read a clock face, and who knew how to place a vinyl record and coax music from it?

On the other hand, the grandparents didn’t know Siri from the Sahara — much less how to talk to the digital assistant.

But mutual enlightenment occurs. Click below or go to the original YouTube video.

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