Many young people are still in the dark about far-reaching technological developments despite the boom in new methods of communication. The Hok Yau Club has therefore organised a seminar and exhibition on Computer and Information Technology to remedy the situation. The event, backed by the Shamshuipo District Board, was held at the club recently and more than 200 young people attended. Jason Chan Cheung-on, Hok Yau Club computer section leader, said more and more students were using computers to facilitate the exchange of information on academic and research subjects. 'Many youngsters use the Internet daily because it is a fast and convenient medium for communication,' he said. 'However, some youngsters have held back as they're unfamiliar with hi-tech equipment.' The one-day seminar and exhibition was designed to raise students' awareness of the technology and the skills needed to take advantage of it. Andy Kong Wai, one of the participants, admitted he lacked up-to-date knowledge of the latest technology. 'I knew little about the Internet and e-mail before I came here. 'The seminar gave me an opportunity to learn more about hi-tech computers and gain hands-on experience in the field,' said the Form Five student. He admitted he needed more training to catch up with new technology, and said he would like to see the seminar continued in the future. Cynthia Li Yuet said the demonstration helped her to develop a better understanding of information technology and gave her a stronger interest in the subject. The Form Seven student was excited to learn about using the World Wide Web to browse through the archives of overseas' universities. 'This is my first attempt. I believe Web access should become an integral part of our educational support,' she said. Cynthia said studying the advances in technology would hone her computer skills. 'I have gained some knowledge from the school, but it's not enough to give me complete confidence.' The arts student is keen to learn more about information technology such as Netnews. 'I hope I am able to read more news and information on things of interest on-line,' she said.