As the parent of 2 kids who are just finished/finishing high school I see the results of computer education in our Canadian schools. The kids are coming out with fantastic keyboarding skills (they can type rings around me) but not much else. When it comes to computer maintainence and troublshooting it all falls to me. It's the same thing as driving a car - they drive it just fine to get where they want to go; but don't concern themselves with fixing it or doing much more than filling the gas tank or, occasionally when told to, checking the oil! They definitely know which ones are the sleekest and most powerful/desireable though!
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