“A computer is like an Old Testament god, with a lot of rules and no mercy”

Monday, November 30

Rocket-Surgery: Self-Help for the Average Joe

Rocket Surgery: (1) The most difficult thing ever (2) A play on words with “rocket science” and “brain surgery”, both considered very difficult tasks that ordinarily take specially-trained professionals to perform.

Most people consider buying, working on, and using computers like “rocket surgery”, something that takes either a professional, or someone with special knowledge. Sadly, we should know this isn't true.

Most businesses use computers in almost all aspects of their business today. Almost everyone, from the rocket scientist to the truck driver, from the doctor to the retail clerk, use computers in some form during their daily activities.

Why is it then that so many people, who otherwise appear to be complete competent in their day jobs, get completely flustered when it's time to buy a new computer or work on theirs when it breaks?

This will attempt to get you past that barrier of “rocket surgery”, to a place where you will know what you need to know to make intelligent, informed decisions on computer matters.