1. evanking527's Avatar
    Whether a digital native, tech savvy, or digitally enabled, what do people call you if you know about technology? Or what do you call yourself?
    06-21-2017 11:42 AM
  2. Tartarus's Avatar
    Whether a digital native, tech savvy, or digitally enabled, what do people call you if you know about technology? Or what do you call yourself?
    People think it’s annoying if you show more knowledge than they have.
    There are still millions of people out there that still don’t use their iPhone to its fullest extent.
    Showing them stuff is not appreciated, unless they ask for it.
    So no, I don’t want to be called anything.
    Last edited by Tartarus; 06-21-2017 at 08:49 PM.
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    06-21-2017 12:04 PM
  3. evanking527's Avatar
    People thinks it’s annoying if you show more knowledge than they have.
    There are still millions of people out there that still don’t use their iPhone to its fullest extent.
    Showing them stuff is not appreciated, unless they ask for it.
    So no, I don’t want to be called anything.
    No, I meant what word or phrase do you use to differentiate those who are familiar with technology and those that are not? If you are a digital native, what does your family call you, or how do they tell others that you are tech savvy? Doesn’t matter if you actually use the phrase or want others to call you it, and it doesn’t matter if you show them things or not with their own technology, because people will call you something to differentiate you. But what do people say anyway? What do they call you? Good with computers? Tech savvy? I’m interested in what other technologists are called by their friends and family.
    06-21-2017 12:38 PM
  4. Tartarus's Avatar
    I don’t remember getting called anything. It’s mostly: Ask Halil, he knows a lot about computers and phones.

    I hope someone else comes along with a different story
    06-21-2017 12:41 PM
  5. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    I don't call myself anything. I have some knowledge... I've been more than happy to share... and as Tartarus mentioned, it's not always appreciated, so I've learned not to volunteer... and only help when asked.

    I will confess to calling my husband (affectionately) a geek... he is a computer engineer who works in the IT arena. We joke frequently about how he geeks me out on a regular basis.

    Yet he hasn't bothered to learn much about his iPhone and iPad, so he will come to me with questions from time to time.

    And for things like Snapchat, which completely baffles me, I rely on my nephews, both who are millennials! They are very patient with me!
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    06-21-2017 12:45 PM
  6. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    I just call myself a techie, I have slightly higher than average general knowledge of a lot of tech. I am a tech enthusiast, and am therefore not by choice, the family mobile IT support.
    06-21-2017 12:54 PM
  7. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    06-21-2017 01:11 PM
  8. evanking527's Avatar
    Nerds.
    I take that as a complement lol

    Nerds are who will fix the Wi-Fi and set up the new TV. So I’m glad to be a nerd, it just makes my family think they can come at me with absolutely ANY technology issue, from televisions to Wi-Fi to Windows security updates... I have to remind them that I specialized in mobile electronics, not printers, laptops and everything else lol
    06-21-2017 01:30 PM
  9. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Geek or techie. Nerd maybe, but that makes me think more of a bookworm.
    06-21-2017 01:34 PM
  10. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    I take that as a complement lol

    Nerds are who will fix the Wi-Fi and set up the new TV. So I’m glad to be a nerd, it just makes my family think they can come at me with absolutely ANY technology issue, from televisions to Wi-Fi to Windows security updates... I have to remind them that I specialized in mobile electronics, not printers, laptops and everything else lol
    You should take it as a great compliment! We all live much better lives because of nerds.
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    06-21-2017 01:37 PM
  11. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Whether a digital native, tech savvy, or digitally enabled, what do people call you if you know about technology? Or what do you call yourself?
    People will say that I’m the “techie” , “the one who’s knowledgeable in regard to technology” or “the Apple guy”....
    06-21-2017 04:15 PM
  12. Tartarus's Avatar
    People will say that I’m the “techie” , “the one who’s knowledgeable in regard to technology” or “the Apple guy”....
    To me you’re the ‘no bugs guy’
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    06-21-2017 06:30 PM
  13. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    To me you’re the ‘no bugs guy’
    (Laughing)....Good one!...but I’m more of a ‘very few bugs guy’....
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    06-21-2017 06:51 PM
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    08-29-2017 03:08 PM

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