Linked by Kevin Russo on Tue 7th Dec 2004 06:19 UTC
Geek stuff, sci-fi... Geek is defined by Dictionary.com as 'A person who is single-minded or accomplished in a scientific or technical pursuit'. Many of us either acknowledge ourselves as computer geeks or are labeled by Friends, Family, and/or Colleagues as the such. This is not a condescending statement and should not be taken in a negative connotative way. It is in fact an admiration of our technical skills and abilities.
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Learning a Computers Operation isnt being a Geek
by Scott Cabana on Tue 7th Dec 2004 06:47 UTC

No one epects everyone to know how to partition a drive or load Linux. Linux shouldnt be something for a starter or beginning. Reason being is if something doesnt work most regular folks wouldnt know how to fix it. (Hardware dectection mostly.) A Dell computer with Windows preloaded? Dont have time to learn how to save a file? Hire a desk clerk then. I call it shear laziness. I dont have to be a doctor to know how to treat a cut or a bruise. I dont have to be a lawyer to ask for someones insurence at the scene of an accident. Its learning basic life skills. Computers are part of this now. Its in our libaries, schools, place of employment. Learn basic knowledge, they have been around for 20 plus years now. As for virus's I agree, use something simpler than. I recommend a Mac, mine never has virus or spyware like my PC. I still have utlities that scan for them and come up with nothing. Its is easier to learn than Windows. Ive seen people as old as 70 and as young as 4 learn a computer without a book. Are those people geeks? If you still live in the age of the cotton gin and expect people to hold your hand. Go back to the generation you came from, cuz the future is learning technolgy.