IQ? Check out your TQ (Technology Quotient)

By Chris Dawson January 25, 2007 - 1:43 pm

PayPal Surveyed 1000 adults and found them worryingly oblivious to the latest technology and gadgets. One in three UK adults are still grappling with the complexities of programming their video recorder whereas toddlers seem to be pre-programmed at birth to press a few buttons and play their teletubbies tape. When you move to DVD recorders close to four in five adults are baffled by the controls.

Mobile phones are another no go area with most adults settling for the ability to make phone calls, send text messages, use the camera and surprisingly the mobile is the modern alarm clock!

Neil Edwards, of online payments service PayPal, which commissioned the survey of 1,000 adults, said: “It’s a worrying sign for Britain that so many of us are baffled and, therefore, turned off by technology.

Following the survey PayPal have set up a new website where you can test your “TQ”. A baffling array of multiple choice answers will answer the question “What is your TQ?“.

When you complete the test you’ll automatically be entered into a draw for a Video iPod. The big question if you win, is will you be able to figure out how to use it?

  • 14 years ago

    Considering the monotonous regularity with which Paypal break their own website, I think it’s a bit cheeky of them to lecture the rest of us :^O

  • Anonymous
    14 years ago

    Yay I have a superior TQ with 116

    knicker mafia xx

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