(photo by Seth Anderson)
I worked in computer support for a long time – long enough that I thought that I may not do anything else, so I completely understand how this is. I’ve had friends – even long after I worked in support and wound up working in more enterprise-type administrative technology roles – still ask me for help fixing their busted computer, cleaning out spyware and viruses, and generally speeding it up. So yeah, I know how this list is.
At the same time, the list is more hyperbole than actual truth, but if I said there’s no truth to it whatsoever, I’d be lying. After all, doing things like uninstalling the protective programs that your “computer savvy” friend installed for you, or running off and doing things that your computer savvy friend specifically asked you not to do are generally Bad Ideas. Then – none of you reading this would ever do such a thing if you had someone look at your computer for you, right?