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The New for The Not-So-New

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ABC have launched a new service, aimed at educating older generations and the technologically illiterate: Technology Explained

This plain language blog/news-site, covers the current trends in technology in a well-written and easy to understand way. An area that is sorely lacking at the moment. Investigating other blogs and sites devoted to this niche area of tech news uncovered many lacklustre, poorly written, or worryingly incorrect articles. Almost all of them came across as cringingly patronising, too.

Mobile technology is a big chunk of what’s been covered so far. Conversational and easy to understand, articles on the site do away with the usual jargon and don’t waste time faffing on about typically irrelevant technical details. A bonus, is that the writing staff appear to have strung a coherent sentence together at some point in their past, too.

The more I read on the site, the more I began to realise that this isn’t a site just for the elderly or cave-dwellers. I know from experience, that it can often be exceedingly difficult to get even the most simple of questions answered through mainstream tech sites, without first reading through a couple of pages that appear to have been crafted as some kind of medicinal sleeping aid. Contrastingly, Technology Explained follows the format of: this is what it is; this is why you should care; this is what you need to know. That’s it.

Written by aphelion.

May 15, 2011 at 7:31 pm

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