Anthropology is the study of humans, and little fascinates me more than watching humans interact with technology. We express such a broad range of emotions when we use our gadgets and devices, from delight at a beautiful user experience to deep anger at error screens and lost data. It’s like those videos of monkeys using tools to open up nuts, except far closer to home.
For the five of you still reading, something far more fascinating is coming: how do parents interact with technology? As I previously joked about tech support labor marketplace Geekatoo, the holidays are a time for families to come together and for sons and daughters to offer their parents free technical support. This year was no different as I headed back to Michigan to setup all of the tech gifts that have accumulated over the past few months.
The digital divide is not nearly…
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