The “Car metaphor”

Computers are complicated and people don’t like to know how they work. Lots of people are trying to convince themselves and others that computers should be so easy to use that thinking will not be required.

And …. here comes the “car metaphor”.

I don’t need to know how the engine works to drive a car. I need to be able to use my computer without learning all this things.

And the result is:

A computer lets you make more mistakes faster then any other human invention in history…with the possible exception of handguns and tequila.

Mitch Ratcliffe

Let me remind you something, you intellectually lazy bunch.

You have been trough formal training to learn how to drive a car, after witch your government has made you pass a test so that you can have the permission to drive. After you have acquired the right to drive you need to be careful not to cause accidents and other problems. Driving is not a small responsibility.

So, please, stop minimizing the importance of computers, sit down on your asses and start learning how to drive.