Learning about computers using trial and error

It seems as if a lot of people are hanging by a thread when it comes to understanding their various computing devices and what they are capable of.

Don’t be afraid of breaking these things. They’re practically indestructible short of getting out a hammer and actually bashing on them.

My first computer mentor, Mark Siegel, made this abundantly clear to me and it has been one of the most important lessons I ever learned about computers. It holds true today. Just try stuff. Are you wondering how to connect your phone to your TV and some way? Try it. You won’t break anything. In other words it won’t be irreversible in some way.

But don’t be afraid to try things. It’s this trial and error that gets you so much further in understanding your computer or any other device than any other action you could probably take.

Of course there YouTube now which speeds things along, but just get in there and do it , whatever you are wanting to do.

 

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