Randicus Draco Albus wrote:In regards to the people who simply down-load "things" without knowing where they are going, or even what they are called.
I am not kidding:
I know a lot of people who don't even know with _which_ program _they themselves_ download stuff.
Like in: "i downloaded a picture, but can't find it." I look in Downloads and on the Desktop: nothing there. I think: k, lets open the app, and look where it downloads per default. I ask: "which app did you use?" Answer: "I don't know". I say: "did you try with vlc?". Answer: "Yes". I open it and ask: "that is the program?" Answer: "Yes". I search and search... finally: "No, that is not the program". I open a web-browser and ask: "Is that the program?" Answer: "It might be". And so on, and so on... Big fun.
I doubt that any program or service is smart enough to really help with that.
Next story? Ok:
"Oh, My, Oh, Uff... the PC is broken, the PC is broken!!!". Me: "What is broken?". Answer: "Everything. Everything, nothing works!". I hit the power on and it happily boots. I get the gdm-login screen. I get X. I say: "To me it looks as if it would work". Answer: "But nothing works. Nothing works.." and so on. End of story: internet connection was broken. It takes more than half an hour to make the default human be able to tell you what doesn't work (not the details, just the very general and vague problem). And a lot of patience and experience by the one who is supposed to figure it out.
Next story? Ok:
He: I got a picture, and want to upload it to the internet!
I say: but where? the internet is big!
He: To the internet.
I say: but where?
Finally i figured out that he wanted to print the picture (which to him meant: upload it to the internet. Because a PC _is_ the internet, hence printing _must_ be the internet, right? I tried to explain that you can print without internet access, but soon gave up.
Why did i tell that? Not really an idea. Probably cause it bugs me, and a lot. It is not that people would not be able to understand. They don't want to understand (nothing of that is hard to understand, but as soon the word "PC" is out, they change to i-am-a-zombie-mode)
The other thing which bugs me, i guess, is that i don't understand the whole semantic thing (and lack the time to get my head into it)