Re: Couple of queries


I wanted to make perhaps two more comments before this thread gets too old. 

There are reasons, having to do with how many blind people are taught to think of themselves, and not good training that are important in why many blind people are quite resistant to change related to computers. 

Many blind people aren't taught to have confidence in themselves and they may want to continue doing things as they know they can.  They have been taught a certain way and they are afraid that change will make it difficult, or not possible, to do the task.

Another reason, regarding computers is one I mentioned before, that many blind people are taught more or less by rote and don't have a good understanding of structures and how to apply what you know about structures in different parts of Windows and Windows programs.

These reasons make many blind people more likely to believe bad things they hear about changes related to computers and their use than other users. 

I'm going into these things because the discussion has indirectly mentioned resistance to change but not discussed why. 


On 8/25/2022 6:22 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:

On Thu, Aug 25, 2022 at 06:59 PM, Nimer Jaber wrote:
And gossip and spreading misinformation cannot be untaught.
Certainly not at the meta level.  But one can try to reform individuals!

But what drives me even more crazy than gossip and misinformation, some of which can be of a non-malicious nature, is that far too often the presentation of accurate information doesn't change beliefs one tiny bit.  And while that's always been the case to some extent, I don't think it's my imagination that "the extent" has become far more widespread than it once was.

Of course, I could be in rose-colored glasses mode, as one of my favorite commentaries about this by Issac Asimov, A Cult of Ignorance, written all the way back in 1980 for Newsweek, stated things as clearly as I've ever seen them stated, and is as true, if not more so, today than when it was written.

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

   ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

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