Learning is a lot like physical exercise

From Slashdot – ‘Geek Speak’ Confuses Net Users

Use a dictionary. (Score:5, Insightful)
by garcia (6573) * on Wednesday April 06, @09:54AM (#12153322)
(http://www.lazylightning.org/)

“If internet users can’t understand the language used to describe these risks, they are going to find it hard to protect themselves from being ripped off.”

So I am reading a book and I come across a word I don’t know. What do I do? I take note of it (if I can determine what the sentence is trying to convey without knowing the word) and I go and look it up later.

So, you’re on the net and you’re reading an article about computer security. You come across a word you don’t know. What do you do? Google for it (define: foo) or dictionary.com or whatever.

Come on. If people aren’t willing to expend even the most minimal amount of effort to learn their world around them I have no sympathy for them when they get 0wn3d by the v1r11!!!!!!!!!@!

Re:Use a dictionary. (Score:4, Insightful)
by drooling-dog (189103) on Wednesday April 06, @10:06AM (#12153479)

If people aren’t willing to expend even the most minimal amount of effort to learn their world around them

Unfortunately, you’ve just described about 80% of humanity. At least. Learning is a lot like physical exercise; some people can’t get enough, but most avoid it every chance they get…

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