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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RE: The problem
by gilljr on Wed 17th Feb 2010 16:54 UTC in reply to "The problem"
gilljr
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2008-01-30

You hit the nail on the head!

I deal with this phenomenon on a daily basis. I have employees that will get an application error message or notification message and they simply press "OK" or the 'x' on the corner of the window. No one reads the messages. When forced to do so, 50% of the time they can resolve an issue with no outside intervention.

Most users are not stupid, only lazy and getting lazier.

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RE[2]: The problem
by StephenBeDoper on Wed 17th Feb 2010 20:41 in reply to "RE: The problem"
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

I deal with this phenomenon on a daily basis. I have employees that will get an application error message or notification message and they simply press "OK" or the 'x' on the corner of the window. No one reads the messages. When forced to do so, 50% of the time they can resolve an issue with no outside intervention.


The best part is when you explain that computers aren't actually magic bullets, and people get upset about it. "What do you mean I still need to be organized and use consistent processes?!? Doesn't the computer magically do all of that for me?"

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