[quote]I don’t think this people need an “INSULT”, they need help. Of course, installing win2k is a piece of cake for computer guy like us. But for the layman, they might be completely in the dark.
I wouldn’t call myself a computer guy, but I’m capable of putting a CD in a drive and following the instructions. And after reinstalling my OS the first time I learned how to backup my data before ever doing it again. Piece of cake.
A few months ago my school’s in-house computer guy managed to delete my browser profile - including email, addresses, and bookmarks - despite me specifically asking him to make sure he didn’t. I’m not implying that you would do such a thing, but I do believe that relying on someone else to perform simple tasks for you is asking for trouble.
It’s a bit like (to use the example above) leaving the house with your shoes on the wrong feet because you have to rely on a butler who is having a bad day.
Why not offer to teach people how to do basic stuff like defragging and backing up on a regular basis, and how to re-install, so that they a) reduce the chances of a disaster, and b) turn a disaster into a minor inconvenience? That’s probably worth more money to most people than just calling in a witch doctor.
Now if you could fix hardware for NT$100/hr then I’d probably invite you around for the day…