Archive for August 2013
Everybody has a friend, family member, or co-worker that is “good with computers”. They can be a handy person to have around when you have minor issues like forgetting how to print a spreadsheet, or how to save pictures from your smartphone, or or how to attach those pictures to an email to send to your aunt in Pasadena. It’s great to have someone you can call at a moments notice for little stuff like that. But what isn’t great is when people go to these same individuals for major issues. While these “computer guys” may have your best interest in heart, what they don’t have is the training and knowledge, the years of hands on experience repairing computers, or the tools of a professional computer repair shop.
Like any other substantial investment such as a vehicle or a home, owning a computer comes with responsibility to maintain it in order for it to perform as it was designed to do. Unfortunately most computer owners are either uninformed of this, think its relatively unimportant, or just don’t have the knowledge to provide this maintenance.