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Do friends and family ask you to fix their computer problems?   [Edit]

Survey period: 7 Jun 2004 to 13 Jun 2004

Many of us are developers, not hardware or third party software specialists. Even so...

OptionVotes% 
Yes, constantly89458.93
Yes, occasionally55436.52
Not any more563.69
No, never130.86



 
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Generalannoying Pin
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Matt Newman8-Jun-04 18:07
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DiWa7-Jun-04 6:11
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Megan Forbes7-Jun-04 4:10
Megan Forbes7-Jun-04 4:10 
I reckon some people just have it in their nature to ask for freebies, but yes, it does seem like IT is a particular area of annoyance. After some time I've realised that it's a combination of things which leads to this. Lack of understanding, and the way we get used to all things IT related being instant. People dialup and download web pages, with no understanding of what's going on behind the scenes. They also have no wish to understand. They just want it to WORK! *

I've found a similar thing with photography however. Recently I was roped into being the only photog at a family wedding. I guess I just need lessons in saying "no". Or perhaps I've just been unlucky in my career choices Roll eyes | :rolleyes:

* Apparently today is my day for gross generalizations



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GeneralNot so much Pin
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Nitron7-Jun-04 7:38
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GeneralI have a HW lab here... :P Pin
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