Dennis Stransky replied to the topic Another Generational Myth Fail: Millennials Are Not That Especially Tech Savvy in the forum Leadership, Management, Supervision 8 years, 8 months ago
What a great topic. I am a boomer and my sons are x’rs and y’rs I guess. The youngest grew up with computers and now manages the tech side of a large advertising firm, but I am not sure he could change a flat tire. By definition he is very Tech Savvy. I on the other hand I can fix anything around the house, used to work on cars before they went computer on me, have degrees in engineering and public administration, can still use a slide rule, have an above average working knowledge of computers and software, and consider myself tech savvy also. The least computer “tech” savvy of the family is technically able to survive in the wilderness for weeks.
I guess my point is that the word “tech” is relative. I consider the ability to drive a car with a standard transmission a technical skill. On the other hand, being able to shift gears manually does not a good driver make. Being able to make a smart phone, computer, or iPad, light up and talk to you doesn’t mean that the user is “savvy”. A big part of being savvy is having the wisdom to know when not to use a device, or better yet not being completely dependant on it.
Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit, wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.