Reply-To set _yet again_, you having chosen to ignore it again.
Quoting Peter McEvoy (pete at yerma.org):
> Back in The Real World, people go to pc world, buy a computer, take it
> home and after a few hours struggling to figure out which lead goes
> where, try to use it to the best of their abilities.
In this Real World of yours, then, they are permitted to perform chump
moves that cost their companies vast sums of money and evade all
responsibility for their actions. The expense burden is shuffled off to
become Somebody Else's Problem. Indeed, I've worked at one such place.
It was going broke -- partly because of lack of IT control.
What I'm suggesting is that more-intelligent companies do otherwise, and
gain better results -- for reasons that should be obvious, and which I
should not be obliged to repeat.
(I see that you're trying to change the subject to "home users". Sorry,
no; how such folks shoot themselves in the foot is not my present concern.)
> You arent the average user.
And you are studiously ignoring the point.
> Look in the system tray of any average user, do you think people know
> what the icons in there are, or how they got there?
If they stand to have their salaries docked for doing mind-numbingly
stupid and costly things with them, they're going to be motivated to
learn. Thus my point.
> I'd like to hear you explain the differences in those things to someone
> who thinks outlook *is* email.
It would go something like this:
"Here's a short but non-exhaustive guide to some of the things that you
can do with your computer (but almost certainly wish to avoid doing)
that will cause your salary to be charged for the resulting damage,
or possibly terminated for cause." <Puts thin binder on desk.> "If you
don't think you can deal with the responsibility, we can at your option
remove the computer from your desk, but we might then have to find
someone else to take your job. Talks with open Q&A about computer
topics are in the lunch room, Wednesdays, noon to 1 PM. Please sign for
Cheers, There are only 10 types of people in this world --
Rick Moen those who understand binary arithmetic and those who don't.
rick at linuxmafia.com
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