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Nimue (Nimue)
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Posted on Thursday, July 05, 2012 - 4:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

When Nellina's father told her that only big organizations had computers when he was a child, she asked a question that seemed reasonable to her but that made him burst out laughing. What was it?
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Thursday, July 05, 2012 - 7:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is Nellina a young child? Would an adult be likely to ask this question? Was the question about why this was? Did she have a misunderstanding abut computers? About the organisations? About the period during which her father was a child? Is it relevant (to Nellina's question) that computers used to be very expensive? That they used to be enormous? That they couldn't do as much as they can nowadays?
Nimue (Nimue)
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Enjay (Enjay)
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Is Nellina a young child?yes Would an adult be likely to ask this question? no Was the question about why this was? noDid she have a misunderstanding abut computers? no About the organisations? noAbout the period during which her father was a child? yesIs it relevant (to Nellina's question) that computers used to be very expensive? no That they used to be enormous? no That they couldn't do as much as they can nowadays? yes
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Thursday, July 05, 2012 - 8:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did her question suggest that she thought computers in her father's time were more advanced than they actually were? Is the Internet relevant? Did she ask how people performed a certain task without computers? Or suggest a disadvantage to not having computers? Did she think her father's childhood was longer ago than it actually was? More recent than it actually was?
Nimue (Nimue)
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Enjay (Enjay)
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Did her question suggest that she thought computers in her father's time were more advanced than they actually were?yope or yesish Is the Internet relevant? yesDid she ask how people performed a certain task without computers? yesOr suggest a disadvantage to not having computers? yes Did she think her father's childhood was longer ago than it actually was? noMore recent than it actually was? no
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Thursday, July 05, 2012 - 9:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did she wonder how people accessed google? the web? their emails? facebook?

did she wonder how people managed to keep in touch with their friends?

did she imagine that people had to queue up to do these thing?
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Thursday, July 05, 2012 - 9:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did her question show that she thought computers from that era could access the Internet? Online shopping relevant?
Nimue (Nimue)
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Shez (Shez)
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did she wonder how people accessed google? see next answer the web? yes their emails? see previous answer facebook?see previous answer but one

did she wonder how people managed to keep in touch with their friends? no

did she imagine that people had to queue up to do these thing? no
Enjay (Enjay)
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Did her question show that she thought computers from that era could access the Internet? possibly Online shopping relevant? No more than anything else on the Internet
This is close enough for me to declare a

******** SPOILER ***********
When Nellina's father (who is about 45) told her that he never used or even saw a computer when he was a child, she asked, "Then how did you get on the Internet?" I think this story is so funny that I couldn't resist turning it into (what was bound to be) a (very easy) puzzle. Please check out my new one, which I hope will be much harder.

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