Darkroom? Photographic film? Not a clue! So much of the poem relies on an understanding of how film photography works and was completely lost on the digital generation.
It was not that long ago that I used to explain the difference between random access and sequential access by comparing it to playing an LP rather than a cassette tape. "An L what?" :-) Technology is moving ever faster and I wonder how many of our analogies and explanations are hindering rather than helping?
Has anyone else been caught out like this by a digital divide that has got in the way of learning? What favourite analogies are you having to let go?
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