The internet has been commercially available for over 20 years. We live our day to day lives on it and in most cases run our businesses through it.
This brings me to one very important question that has been plaguing me for over a decade.
Why the fuck are there people who still don’t know how to use it?
There is only one excuse/reason someone would not know how to use something as incredibly awesome, as all powerful, and as insanely important as the internet . That reason is a flat out refusal to learn. This is aggravating and ignorant.
Why should people like me have to hold hands of those choose not to learn?
“Hello? Oh hi! What do you mean you don’t know where to check your e-mail? What provider are you using? Ok, pick a provider and set up an e-mail account.”
You wanna know why IT people have such a high and mighty attitude? Because what should be common knowledge by now, isn’t. Not having basic internet skills is the like going through life without ever learning to talk and then wondering why nobody understands you.
This is 2012. The Age of Information. The web is our language. Speak it or die. This isn’t directed at anyone in particular. I’ve just noticed an abundance of grown-ass people who still can’t figure out how to use a search engine…among other things. If you don’t know how to do something, Google it!