You would think in this modern age the percentage of people who are computer literate would be increasing, but it isn’t. I came across this blog post by Marc Scott a couple weeks ago. While I didn’t agree with the NSA paranoia section, the majority of the post really hit home for me.
You can read Mr. Scott’s post for the details, but ask yourself these questions. If you answer no to any of the below you’re not computer literate (don’t worry there’s still hope).
- Could you setup AND secure a wireless network yourself?
- Could you log into your home router and diagnosis your internet connection issues?
- Could you wipe your hard drive clean and reinstall Windows or whatever operating system you use?
- Could you manually backup your files?
- Could you tell the difference between an anti-virus program and one disguising itself as one?
- Stay in touch with friends and family.
- Launch a small business on the internet to make money in your spare time.
- Save money by getting rid of your TV provider and still get the TV you want
- Setup a home network that doubles as a home entertainment system.
- Learn how to do just about anything!