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One of my aunts got my grandmother a computer 10 years ago or so. She had actually operated old IBM machines for accounting back many moons ago, but hadn't used a computer otherwise.

When I went to her house I got on her computer and said, "where's the mouse?" She didn't know what I was talking about, of course. She sewed a lot, so when I discovered that she thought it was some kind of foot pedal, I guess that makes sense.

These things are always illuminating. "Scroll up" gets a confused expression. She initially just tried moving the mouse. Click the scrollbar. What's that? How do you click? The button on the mouse? Which one? Do I click and release or hold the click? etc...

It's amazing how many minor details we can't help but take for granted.




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