I am calling you naive since you assume that the goal person is able to making this determination for himself… Traditionally, that is merely not the case.
Is that a pc system downside or a person downside?
Philosophically, I would say it is a person downside. The next goes to sound boastful, however it’s a honest query: What use is a pc person if he can’t or doesn’t wish to educate himself about computer systems and work with them (considerably) safely?
The pc system stepped in to resolve this downside and take management away from the person. This in flip has ensured that an ever-growing group of computer systems is getting used for an increasing number of duties, in order that it’s now not possible to think about the road scene with out it. It has additionally led to this person group now posing a hazard to themselves and others.
The answer of the pc system might have seemed good on the time, however through the years it has turn out to be a serious downside. It has additionally ensured that this group of unable or unwilling folks has turn out to be (significantly) bigger and sometimes additionally extra silly (in relation to laptop use).
The actual resolution was end-user training. To cite the automobile comparability once more: possibly even a type of “driver’s license” with principle and sensible examination half.
Sure, I understand all too nicely that this resolution would have taken lots of effort at first and slowed down the complete growth of computer systems by a long time.
Nonetheless, we now have a set-up that can’t actually be referred to as higher, I believe. One thing with baked pears, I consider. The incapable and/or keen person drowns in jargon and clicks buttons with out pondering, as a result of they’ve ended up in a society wherein they’ve little to no that means with out a pc/laptop computer/pill/telephone.
Customers who’re concerned about computer systems and have acquired information/abilities about them have been far too fast to push the pc by means of normally society. The pondering behind it wasn’t dangerous. Quite the opposite. But it surely has led to this sort of distress that plagues all laptop customers.
However a rescue is already underway, the Single Board Laptop. Highly effective and skillful sufficient for the tinkerer, whereas additionally being troublesome sufficient that the incapable and/or unwilling person pays no consideration to it. And the truth that an ‘enterprising’ incapable and/or keen person very quickly will get damage when coping with SBCs is a blessing.
Hopefully we as a group have been smarter and go away the state of affairs with SBCs as it’s now: glorious for the expert person and a problem for the keen (new) customers, who recognize the reward higher than earlier generations have performed ..