How do I crack my I.T phobia?
February 5, 2014 1:08 AM Subscribe
It's not much of an exaggeration to say I am bordering on phobic about I.T, whilst this is a source of hilarity to my peers as I'm in my 30's not 80's.. it is actually something I feel sensitive about.
I have questioned where it's come from (my creepy I.T teacher at school? Something of a distaste for modern life?) I'm inconclusive and this doesn't 'get the job done'.
posted by tanktop to Technology (23 answers total)
Though a professional for 10+ years.. I'm from a touchy feely work background so it hasn't been a huge issue workwise... though certainly a problem at times....
I am pretty resourceful in trying to tackle stuff (have done countless courses) but it doesn't seem to help. Excuse the generalisation, but I have often found that though skilled in I.T the teachers I've come across haven't necessarily been the best socially/at putting things across.
What I can do: The absoloute basic on a mobile - texting and calling.
Research stuff on the net/email basics/ok-ish on word/powerpoint basics.
What I can't do: Anything else. I am totally flummaxed at the jargon.. have more of a questioning mind than a 'logical' one and am very close to launching a business. More than anything I'm worried about I.T
If anyone has anything that really helped them books/tutorials/mindsets I would love to know?
I have an Acer laptop, windows 7 and power-point etc 2010
I have no interest in Faceboast, but should probably get on LinkedIn. Stuff to organise me better would be useful too.