How does become en un "Expert en Computers"?
If you are reading this, you most likely belong to the group of those who constantly ask us for help with the slightest doubt, problem or difficulty with a computer, mobile phone, remote control or any device that works with electricity and / or have buttons or keys. These requests also come from family, friends, acquaintances or even from anyone who sees us at that time using our mobile or PC; no matter the time or the moment. These requests for help almost always end with the familiar phrase: «... is that I do not know about computers (or mobile phones, or whatever device it is) and since you are an expert in that, it does not cost you anything ...«
The worst thing about this is not the inconvenience that solving the problem can cause us at certain times (which usually involves squeezing our brains for a long time), but that, although we insist on giving them a fool-proof explanation for that they learn to do for themselves what they wanted, it is certain that the next time that happens to them, they will call us again with the same problem, making us their universal and free technical service, for him and all those to whom he tells about our "skills".
Obviously, all these people assume that some of us were born with an extra gene, one that gives us the necessary knowledge to use all existing programs or applications and to create, as well as to program any device invented or to be invented, in short, that we are a kind of a walking universal encyclopedia and that the only meaning of our existence is to dedicate our time to solving problems for the rest of humanity.
When in reality, that gene DOES NOT EXISTDespite what some may think, here is the solution for them to respond to those requests for help once and for all and show the rest of the mortals that "everyone can become an expert, if they really know it. they propose ».
This solution is not a little-known trick, much less a “Universal Manual” for the use of programs and equipment, but only a description of the process that we normally follow every time we have a problem for the first time or something falls into our hands. new and unknown device.
As you may have noticed, the first step is always the well-known RFM, that is; "Read the Fucking Manual", Which in the freest of translations into our language would be"Read the fucking manual”. Unfortunately, despite what the manufacturers and developers assume, for the majority of humanity the manual is only that little book or piece of paper that came in the box and that they threw away along with the nylon packaging because “... I didn't know it was necessary for something".
If you have coworkers who habitually pester you with their "doubts", it is always a good idea to print the above diagram for them and stick it on the wall, well in sight and near your computer, along with a diploma that certifies from now on that they have ALREADY become "Computer Experts" as long as they are able to follow the steps in the diagram.
I hope that if this does not manage to eliminate 100% of the interruptions and repetitive queries, at least it allows them to filter a good part of them and have a little more peace of mind in their lives.
There the article ends 🙂
Article written by my father yesterday, I hope you find it interesting ... I have found it funny and I find it quite useful, because there are not few occasions in which I know who brings me any device, any, so that I can explain how it works ... Damn, if I IN MY LIFE I have had an iPhone 3G (for example), how the hell do you want me to teach you how to use it ... ¬_¬
Anyway, greetings 😀