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I09 recently reported on the tech shock experienced by Randall Lee Church when he was released after having been imprisoned since 1983:
Randall Lee Church didn't believe his fellow inmates when they warned him about culture shock after he got out of prison — he thought they were just jealous. But then Church, who'd been locked up since 1983, emerged into a world that made no sense.
When Church got out of prison, he tells the Houston Chronicle, "I didn't know how to use computers or cell phones or the Internet. ... It was so overwhelming. I was constantly embarrassed by simple things I didn't know."
As the Chronicle says, "Prices were higher and scanned with bar codes. Video games were more realistic. People were always on their cell phones. Cars had childproof locks." ... In the end, faced with a world that made no sense to him, Church burned down an abandoned house, in order to get sent back to prison.