What the hell is a pager and what do I need a floppy? These questions are posed by the digital natives. Many members of the digital generation do not know their parents’ gadgets at all anymore.
Today, we present the most unknown helpers.
Who are these digital natives? Translated, the term “digital native” means. So these are all people who have already been born into the digital age and, of course, deal with the new technology.
New territory for the digital natives
The Federal Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications and New Media Bitkom has found in a representative survey with more than 900 children and adolescents between six and 18 years, which devices are no longer known to the Digital Natives, because they are too old.
All children from 6 to 18 years old are considered Digital Natives. The opposite to this term are the “digital immigrants“. This in turn are all people who are older than 18 years and are therefore not grown up with all newfangled technologies.
All “digital immigrants” should now pay close attention, as we bet you still know the majority of placements.
Number 8: cassette recorder
Hands up! Who used to tinker with a pen the whole tape salad of the cassette? 15 percent of Digital Natives seem to know neither the problem nor the tape recorder and its use.
7th place: typewriter
The forerunner of the computer is the typewriter, of which there were the first devices in the 19th century. 19 percent of the children and adolescents surveyed said they did not know a typewriter or were unaware of its use.
6th place: fax machine
28 percent of respondents said they did not know a fax machine. In 1974, the first device of this type came onto the market, with which the transfer of one or more documents in the form of an image was possible.
5th place: dial telephone
The dial phone does not know 32 percent of digital natives. Today, the phones are – if anything – only used by lovers of outdated technology.
4th place: Walkman
In fourth place is the Walkman. 49 percent of the children surveyed said they did not know this device. The Walkman was with the playing of tapes the forerunner of the discman, who could finally play CDs.
3rd place: floppy disk
As today historic disk is the disk. In 1971, the first disk appeared, then in 1999, the last model. Of the digital natives, more than half do not seem to know this item. At least 56 percent stated this.
2nd place: mini-disc
The mini-disc occupies the second place in the ranking. 75 percent of respondents do not know this item. The storage medium was launched in 1991 by Sony and should become the official successor to the CD.
1st place: pager
In first place is the pager. Ninety-eight percent of digital natives surveyed said they did not know pagers or were aware of their function. In 1950, the first device came on the market. We were able to transmit messages to other persons via the radio message receiver.