My mother (a SAHM for the last 42 years) took a free “computers and internet” course offered by City Hall, oh… about 4 years ago. It was three classes per week, 2h per class, along 3 months.
During the first week, Mom at 63 was the second-youngest person there, the youngest being the instructor. Except for the instructor, it was all women, as the course was organized by the “women’s council:” it wasn’t “women only,” but having been advertised in pink posters, men didn’t even know such courses existed (this has been remedied now, as guys got badgered by their mom into signing up).
On the second Monday they had four new people. The four brand-new Residents at the local Hospital, two of which had already practiced medicine for years but had decided to get a second specialty with better hours (the local Hospital does Residence for GP only). They’d gotten to the hospital, been shown the computers, been asked to open Word and find something in Google. Not a single one of them knew how to do either :smack: so the next step was “ok, City Hall offers these courses, you ladies are all signing up.”
When Mom told me about it, she started with “remember how I was surprised that your SiL knows less about technology than I do and you told me it’s a doctor thing, they must be the only college students who don’t need to use a computer?”
My brother went to Business School. About one third of his classmates refused to use computers; since every report they had to write and every assignment they had was a group thing, these people could get away with that attitude. He graduated over ten years ago and still doesn’t understand it. We get reports from current university teachers who see people like that.
It’s definitely not age. It’s stupidity. What that says about the future state of Spanish medicine, I don’t want to think.