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Moreen Simpson: Our tech-savvy kids are finally getting a taste of their own medicine

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A snippet on the radio the other day fair rang bells with me.

A group of pensioner wifies who went to swimming aerobics every week had to move to a different pool. However, the first day was a disaster because the only available parking had to be paid for – and only two in the class had the digital know-how to use the meters.

Good on them, they felt furious rather than foolish. The wonders of new technology are indeed amazing, yet rarely is a thought given to the folk left behind; the oldest generation, most of whose lives involved only pens, pencils, paper, the post service, landline telephones and hard cash. To our kids, we’re digital dopes.

Every day comes a new development to defy us. Used to be, sending back a parcel was cut........

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