I have some good news for Those of you who have been traumatized for the past three days—they're over.
The bad news—it's Monday.
Something I have to try to explain time & again when a non-technical
person asks me “how do I do x on my computer” is that I don't
know. I can't explain to you step by step over the phone how to make
an image bigger in your document or how to print on both sides of the paper
or how to switch between the internal and external speakers. I can probably
– given the computer in front of me, some opportunity to explore the
problem and accurate information about what you're trying to do – figure it
out. I'm familiar with the language of user interfaces and can use
intuition and experience to explore an unfamiliar tool. I'm also less
afraid of accidentally breaking something.
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This is something that took me a long time to impart to my Dad—that just
because I program computers doesn't mean I can solve all his computer
problems. Especially the Microsoft Windows problems he has from time
to time, as the last time I used Windows, it was actually called MS-DOS.
There is a lot of wisdom and truths on that page. I'm finding myself
nodding and agreeing with pretty much everything on that page.
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