Working in the software industry for the last 10 years means I have had the pleasure of dealing with EVERY level of computer user you can imagine. I firmly believe that our schools are FAILING our children in one enormous fundamental way. THEY DO NOT SEEM TO TEACH KIDS ANYTHING ABOUT COMPUTERS!!
It seems very clear to me that we spend far more time teaching math and science and other sundry skills and almost nothing useful regarding the lubricant that runs our world. I have talked to accountants that know nothing about how their PCs work. I have spoken to software developers that have no idea that there are other operating systems outside of windows XP. I have talked to supposed IT administrators that have no idea what a command line code is.
It is very frustrating to me to see these and other highly intelligent individuals CRIPPLED by their lack of knowledge regarding the very thing that pays their bills.
I know I am ranting but I really believe that we need to speed a great deal more time educating folks about how PCs work from the inside out, not just what they can do. PC support and repair should be as much a foundation subject as English and Physical Education. Its a shame that in this day and age that we have so many people tha can not install simple software or uninstall it.
Then again..it means I stay in work and will always have a job..