Fax machine? Diskette? Few children and young people still know her

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Floppy disk and fax machine probably knows (almost) every reader here. However, as a new Bitkom study shows, around half of the more than 576 children and young people between the ages of 6 and

who were surveyed know years to do anything with a fax machine. For 6 to 9 year olds it is 87 %, for those 10- until 18-year-olds are 18 % of the respondents. Even more unknown is the diskette, where only 22 % of the 10- until 18-year-olds claim to know what it’s all about. In the case of 6 to 9 year olds it is then only 2% – quite understandable in today’s world. Typewriters know 44 % of 08- until 18-year-olds, for children between 6 and 9 it is still 47 %.

The main reason for this is today’s smartphones, which completely replace most of the devices and thus logically have sealed their end. This is also the case with the Walkman – whether with or without shock and vibration protection. 44 % the 10- until 18-year-olds still know the devices, only 7% among 6- to 9-year-olds. The situation is similar with the CD players (47 % of the 10- until 18-year-olds), tape recorders (44 % of 10- until 18 year olds) and turntables (82 % of – to 18years old).

Know MP3 players 405 % – 18 % still use them. While a lot is done with a smartphone these days, three-quarters of those surveyed still occasionally use their landline phone to make calls. But those with a dial still know at least 47 % of 18- until 18-year-olds, 22 % it is in the 6- up to 9 year olds. The reason for this could be toy telephones, which are often reminiscent of rotary dial telephones in a stylized way.

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