Why do people who come to me for technical advice always preface it by saying "I'm not very good with computers" or "I'm not very technical". Then there is the usual "I'm not as good as you" remark. Well of course you aren't as good as me, but that doesn't mean you are a technical moron.
People, you drive a car...you can work a computer. You use a TIVO, you can use a computer. You've been on the internet. You've used an atm machine. You have surfed the internet and played games. You can do it! The computer is a glorified calculator anyways. How many years have they been around?
I think the problem lie somewhere else. I can spot these so called techno morons a mile away. They have that look about them. They aren't entirely dumb, they just put up this wall and want someone to do the work for them. I think they panic when there is an issue. Oh no, the sky is falling!
If you want advice or help, ask me. If I don't know I'll tell you. More often than not, I may not know. However please do not tell me you are not technical because you can't send an email correctly. Because I'll just look at you funny.
Here's my favorite request scenario. It happens all of the time. They will call me up on the phone and ask me to email them some instructions. What? You couldn't email me asking for the instructions to begin with? Ugh!