06 April 2006 11:44
I just got sent this link about how "normal" people perceive computers and the Internet
. Here's some of the funny ones (they're funny becuase they're true!)
- Computers get slower and slower with time; this is perfectly
normal, and the only thing to do is to go to the store, and get them to
format and reinstall everything (which isn't a problem, because other
than Windows, Office, all those cool toolbars and that nice purple ape
buddy, there isn't anything installed).
- Keyboards have some piece of magical technology which makes keys
move around from time to time, when you're not looking; for that
reason, you always look attentively at the keys when typing, even after a decade or more.
- Computers ask "Are you sure?", and
similar questions, all the time, because they're made for idiots. Since
you're an intelligent and educated person, you know that you can always simply click on "Yes", without reading. It certainly saves time.
- "What do you mean, my computer
can't handle Windows Vista? It was top of the line when I bought it 8
years ago! I bet you're deceiving me!"
- Buying stuff through the Internet is an absurd idea; some evil
hacker would get your credit card's number the exact moment you used
it. "What am I, insane?"
- Email messages should be kept forever,
and in the Inbox. Even ads for penis enlargement pills (you never know
when they might be useful, after all). When, after a while, your
mailbox "breaks", you simply get yourself another one, and tell
everyone that you've changed email addresses.