According to the U.S. Census Bureau, as of 2012 more than 75 percent of American households owned one or more computers. While it is definitely a positive thing that so many people are open to technological advancement, it is also scary to think that people invest hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars into technology they understand relatively little about.
The fact is that there is a lot more to really understanding something than simply knowing how to operate it. For instance, just because you know how to put a car into “drive” and navigate it safely from Point A to Point B does not mean that you really understand how an automobile works, but rather you merely know how to operate it. Thus, checking your Gmail, posting to Facebook, or tweeting on Twitter does not constitute understanding of computers. In fact, the six million school teachers who use PowerPoint almost daily understand very little about the technical aspects of computers.
The good news is that the majority of computer users are in the same boat. Sure, most of us realize that it is easy to install and uninstall software programs, but few can probably explain the uses of embedded software. It is because of this pervasive ignorance that tech websites and blogs offer their various “computer tips of the day.”
Fortunately, for most of us, computer system and software designers realize that most of their customers know nothing about computer hardware or software, and few really care. They simply want fast, reliable computer systems that will install software applications to perform functions it was not capable of running previously. Thus, the best computer software programs today practically install themselves. Even if a user runs into difficulty during installation, it is pretty easy to find relevant computer troubleshooting tips online.
As years go by, PCs, laptops, iOS devices, and anything that connects us to the Web continue to become more integral to our lives. Whether they are the result of technical issues, or user errors, computer problems are bound to arise. However, there are enough computer repair sites, today, that those with limited technical knowledge can easily, and quickly, find valuable online software advice and computer tips of the day to solve any problems that may arise.