reply to post by BayesLike
Thats the problem of today in a nutshell.
Years ago computers were boxes that scared the average person. Nerds were the only people who even mentioned computers, and if you were the odd one
out in your family, you were treated as if you had a disease by everyone else. If they had anything to do with a computer, it was a cartridge system
and all they did was play pitfall 2/
Your pixie lights etc, you knew how to work with. You know what does what, how it should beep and when that pight does not light up, something is
wrong. Inside you go.
Now computers are everywhere, but no one knows what to do. The hard drive isn't moving on the screen. "That's the Mouse, mum.. the Hard drive is
inside the box."
It's understandable I guess, I mean, I wouldn't know the first thing about fixing the engine in my car. I leave that to mechanics, who can charge me
20 times more than required, because they know I don't know.
It's just sad I guess, remembering when computing meant knowledge... instead of mundane necessity.
I sat on the train the other day into the city. every single person had their phone in front of them. Every single one.
You know, if we let ourselves become so reliant on these things and we have not one clue about how to fix them should they behave unusually, we really
are setting ourselves up to be a clueless lot of savages when the world turns the power off on us.
Sorry OP, didn't mean to go off in your thread,
and wasn't referring to you .. just the general state of things..