I've been helping my friend who is a senior citizen with her computer and she keeps frustratedly being like "Wait, how did you know that?!" and I keep saying "I don't know shit. I kept clicking til something changed." I don't want to "teach her computer". I want to teach her that the computer people don't know shit other. Just keep clicking stuff until you get the desired response...just avoid the buttons that say "erase" or "delete".


@kavbojka that's such an important skill to learn, and I've often wondered what the most effective way to cultivate it would be. "I don't know this shit, noone knows this shit, there's no single manual to go to *but* between googling and trial and error I'm pretty confident we'll manage"

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