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Tech Tuesday: Ohio seniors falling behind when it comes to becoming tech savvy

Thibaut Demare
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When new technologies are developed, younger users are sometimes quicker and more adept at using them.

A study conducted by the research group Seniorly reports tech use among seniors around the country has exploded in the last few years.

However, seniors in Ohio are lagging when it comes to being tech savvy. Coming up on Tech Tuesday, we’ll discover why.

A major computer crash at the Federal Aviation Administration in January caused the cancellation of 1,300 flights and delayed 10,000 more.

The first-ever failure of the FAA’s 30-year-old hazard notification system was a stark example of the aging technology infrastructure of federal agencies.

Likewise, a Government Accountability Office report in February called out the Internal Revenue Service for its “archaic” technology and “obsolete” programming language.

Arizona State University business professor Greg Dawson consults with federal, state and local governments on infrastructure modernization.

The next time you want to reach for a beverage you can make your own, from scratch. We talk with Russell Holly, Managing Editor for Commerce at CNET, to learn more.


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