Linked by Kevin Russo on Tue 7th Dec 2004 06:19 UTC
Geek stuff, sci-fi... Geek is defined by 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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by Alastair Stevens on Tue 7th Dec 2004 09:43 UTC

I've always been fascinated how people just absolutely *will not* learn about computers, even when that makes their own lives hugely more difficult. I have countless friends, family and co-workers who all use computers every day, at work and at home, but they still struggle with the most incredibly basic things like managing files and moving icons around.

They would rather struggle and fumble around for *10 years* - yes, I'm still answering the same questions as in 1993 with Windows 3.1 - than spend one afternoon learning the basics and getting themselves comfortable. I know I should be patient, but I'm not; I get immensely frustrated because it consumes a lot of my time answering silly questions.

People have an irrational fear with computers, which they don't have with anything else in life. These people have all learned how to drive cars, choose mortgages, manage their careers, and program their VCRs; but when it comes to the PC, panic ensues.