Technostress During the Holidays

Reported by: Alisha Searl
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Updated: 12/26/2012 7:03 pm
Jean Williams, a resident, says, "I got my computer, and a ring, and a pair of boots."

Williams got a new Mac Book Pro Computer for Christmas, but like a lot of people, she is not that tech savvy.

Williams adds, "Barely. It's not like a PC at all. Everything is backwards."

So, she brought it to Best Buy to have them teach her the basics for free.

Free, it is a four letter word you do not hear to often.

Tablets, computers, gaming consoles, and cameras, they are all hot ticket items people are stressing about this holiday season.

Tom Huskin, a manager at Best Buy, adds, "Probably in the 40 to 50 age crowd is.  I've just got the iPad, what can I do with it?"

Huskin appropriately calls it technostress.

Huskin says, "Maybe the grandkids are more adapted to using it than they are, so they feel a little stress in trying to keep up, be cool, and so forth."

Every year he says he sees more and more people come in looking for help, and this year is no different.

But even with the increase in customers, Huskin says he is glad to relieve your technostress.

Williams adds, "I burned a cd, but I couldn't get it to play, why, and how can I do it when I get home?"

Wiliams says she is glad to finally get some answers.

Some businesses will teach you how to use your new gadget free of charge.

Just call ahead of time to make sure the classes are free.
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