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8 devices that digital natives do not know anymore

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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.

3 out of 10 teenagers do not know about the Fax Machine

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.

Cassette Player or Cassette Recorder is not known to digital natives

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.

Typewriter - Does your kids know about this device

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.

Fax Machine come at 6th Place that is not known to Digital Natives of today

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 Today, the phones are – if anything – only used by lovers of outdated technology.

Dial Telephone- does Digital Natives know about this

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.

Walkman is not known to Digital Natives anymore

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.

Digital Natives do not know about Floppy disk

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.

Digital Native do not know about Mini-disc

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.

Digital Natives do not know about Pager

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