don wrote:And like educating a drug user, it's a thankless job. But we'll keep doing it anyway with a smile on our collective faces.
In my experience drug users will only be able to sustain a healthy/drug free life if they make the decision to help themselves. It's the first step. Oh, wait... I feel a new mock website idea. CIA, Computer Illiterates Anonymous? The first step is admitting you have a problem.
(Adapted from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/12_steps
1. We admitted we were powerless over computers—that our lives had become unmanageable.
2. Came to believe that a Power-User greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of the Admin, as we understood Him.
4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
5. Tweeted to Admin, to ourselves, and to another computer the exact nature of our wrongs.
6. Were entirely ready to have Admin remove all these defects of character.
7. Humbly asked Admin to remove our shortcomings.
8. Made a list of all computers we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
9. Made direct amends to such computers wherever possible, except when to do so would infect them or others.
10. Continued to update anti-virus and when we were infected promptly cleaned it.
11. Sought through scandisk and defragmentation to improve our conscious contact with Admin as we understood Him, Facebooking only for knowledge of His will for us and the power supply to carry that out.
12. Having had a digital awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to computer illiterates, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.