[LINK] Security efforts hindered by untrained users
rick at praxis.com.au
Thu Jan 31 10:33:39 EST 2008
>> it's like their brain just switches off - they've made the decision that
>> it's too hard or too much effort (or that it's "easier" to get someone
>> else to do it for them) and they revert to being a pathetic, helpless
> Yes, noticed this too. I think there must be some fundamental brain
> mechanism at work here -- the equivalent of rabbits freezing in the
> headlights, maybe?
Try switching disciplines and see if applies to *you*.
Here is my example: I am a stupid idiot when it comes to company accounting.
I ran an ISP for years, but when it came to rectifying accounts and
doing the most rudimentary things like a Journal Entry, my brain would
freeze up and I would call our accountant. I had and still have real
trouble grasping the double entry system. The trouble arises when
things are not correct in the accounts, i.e. "when things go wrong".
I do not have any problem solving skills in the are of accounting.
And I am trained in comps.sci., calculus, linear algebra and physics!
I attribute this to the somewhat illogical arrangement of asset
accounts vs liability accounts. The accountant tried to explain it
to me, but I still get the "debit" and "credit" side of things
mixed up for some accounts. It seems illogical to me!
Rick Welykochy || Praxis Services
Any sufficiently advanced technology seems like magic.
-- Arthur C. Namesake
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