Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 17th Feb 2010 12:29 UTC
Editorial Recently, a story about people mistaking a news story for the Facebook login page has received considerable media attention. It's currently being seen by many as justification for the recent trend in locking people out of their computers for their own protection - but anyone with even basic mathematical skills and a calculator should come to the conclusion that this story has been blown way out of proportion.
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The problem
by WereCatf on Wed 17th Feb 2010 12:57 UTC
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2006-02-15

The problem in this case itself isn't the computer itself: people had gotten used to a certain way of getting to Facebook login, and while it's not the way geeks prefer it to be done it worked fine for most people.

No, the problem is the people using the computers: if something doesn't work the way they want then they start bitching and can't be arsed to even try and actually READ what's happening. It's their inability to read or study anything when presented a new situation is the problem, and there's nothing you can do about it.

Now, I have nothing against people who don't know their way around computers or do things in an unusual way. I have a problem with STUPID people. I wonder how much happier place the world would be if you were required to take an IQ test and pass a certain mark before you were allowed to use a computer..

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