Operation Ghost Click

Nicolai nicolai-nanog at chocolatine.org
Wed May 2 17:16:40 UTC 2012

On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 11:14:40PM -0500, A. Pishdadi wrote:
> At some point in like 10 years when all the computer illiterate people are
> gone there will be no more excuses for not being educated on malware and
> viruses.

The "non-techies" I know would consider switching from IE to Firefox a
major change, one they think would qualify as a technical achievement.
If you ask people about the underlying technical aspects of the software
or hardware they use, most will know very little, if anything.  Some
won't even understand the question.

On a weirdly related note, here's a story from a friend of mine who is a
high school teacher.  He told me once that a significant number of his
students believe that the *original source* of food is a grocery store.
Not a farm, but the food literally comes into being on a shelf in the
produce section or meat counter.

It all comes down to a lack of interest in what's going on under the
hood, and this disinterest won't be gone in 10, 20, or 50 years.  It's
actually deepening as time goes on.


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