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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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Colin Angus Mackay8-Jun-04 2:18
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GeneralPC's 24/7 Pin
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Generalannoying Pin
SJ_Phoenix7-Jun-04 9:55
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GeneralComputers et al Pin
Paul Watson7-Jun-04 8:06
sitebuilderPaul Watson7-Jun-04 8:06 
Yes, sure hairstylists and car mechanics and plumbers get asked for freebies, but a plumber is not asked to fix the wiring and a hairstylist isn't asked for a manicure.

That is my problem with people asking me for freeby IT work. They see I work with computers and assume that means I work with everything to do with computers.

Sorry chaps but I can't fix your linux box, should have bought Windows. Sorry mum, no idea about your Outlook Express problem, I do Outlook and Exchange. Sorry sis, Matlab I have no idea about, I use calc.exe. Pal, you want me to solder on that extra fan? Sure, if you don't mind me melting your motherboard in the process.

IT is too young for non-IT people to distinguish one dialect from another. I might know you do PHP and not ASP, but our parents sure as heck don't.

Give it awhile, wait for IT to really get into everyday life and the requests will become saner. Till then, smile and know the numbers of good hardware support guys Smile | :)

regards,
Paul Watson
Bluegrass
South Africa

Ian Darling wrote:
"and our loonies usually end up doing things like Monty Python."

Crikey! ain't life grand?

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Michael Dunn7-Jun-04 13:39
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GeneralNot so much Pin
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GeneralPromise but don't do Pin
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