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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-30-2011, 02:51 AM Thread Starter
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Will young people avoid the Chromebook?

I was just reading an article on Computerworld, in which someone made this claim. Evidently they think younger folk are all about apps, and never really use the Internet. I can't agree, but what do you think?
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-30-2011, 06:12 PM
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Chromebook is perfect for kids like my 2 daughters, the only thing the use the computer for is Facebook.
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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-30-2011, 06:31 PM
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I disagree. The article you read was probably hired by one of Google's competitors to try to persuade young people not to like them. By nature of the technology, I think that they are perfect for young people.
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Yeah, zora is probably right, with the way that Facebook hired someone to dis Google. I would not be surprised if there was someone out there running and anti Google campaign. Kids and young people will love the Chromebook.
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It would take some time for young people. With their status and peer pressure, it would take some time to wean them off apple products (hip and trend-setter for a lot of them). Google got to step up with their marketing which apple is a genius or we'll just wait for inevitable- cloud computing, cloud computers.
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Why wouldn't they? They will quickly take on to the new concept of working in "the cloud". Sure, they like their iPads, but the Chromebook will be "cool" also, I'm sure.
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I think it's going to be like when Chrome was first introduced. A lot of people were skeptical but once they used it they were hooked. I doubt this will be any different with the Chromebooks. As long as they're fast and reliable.
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I think it's going to be like when Chrome was first introduced. A lot of people were skeptical but once they used it they were hooked. I doubt this will be any different with the Chromebooks. As long as they're fast and reliable.
...and relatively inexpensive...
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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-31-2011, 12:41 PM
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Honestly I don't think that young people will avoid Chromebook. I don't know what you consider 'young people' but I'm in my early 20s and I have a lot of friends that are interested in it now. I think it's also kind of a myth that all the young adults are hooked on Apple computers.
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I'm not sure how young you are referring to. I'm 23 year old and I'm going to love using the ChromeOS. having all my university stuff saved online, accessing my textbooks through google books, my amazon mp3 cloud for music, etc etc. I am really excited to have everything I need in a laptop.
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