Items tagged computers

Very often, junior colleagues ask me what they should do in a particular situation. Very often, to the point where I feel like a broken record, my answer is "Use your judgement”. This is partly because I don’t have as much time as I’d like to guide them through how I would approach the situation, but mostly it’s because I want them to be able to figure it out for themselves.
What is different about 'computer people'? Most of the working population of this country either use computers every day, or used them at school, so why are people still afraid of them? As Arthur C Clarke put it, "advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic", and a surprisingly high number of people just 'don't understand computers'. Or at least that's what they tell themselves.