A story so horrific I am forcing you all to share my pain. I expressed disbelief, but teacher friends on Twitter confirmed it is indeed A Thing.

Students These Days don't understand directory structure, like literally the concept of files organized in folders, reports Monica Chin for Verge: theverge.com/22684730/students #computeing 🐘

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@nev what the actual heck. O_O like, my father doesn’t either, but he’s in his mid-60s and never did much with computers except look up stuff on the internet.

but also, this seems a direct continuation from that one time, in a computer science related uni lecture where 2/3s of the audience had never seen the insides of a computer.

@gekitsu I was gonna say "in otherwise computer-literate people..." but then considered we may need to raise the bar for what's considered computer literacy

@nev yeah, or at least just rip the bandaid off and go through with that distinction between driver and mechanic types of competences that were somewhat blending into each other with computers for us.

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