Computer Illiteracy is not a badge of honour

I can’t imagine someone being applauded for declaring illiteracy, so how come not understanding computers is seen a badge of honour.

I was at a conference a few weeks ago, and someone quite senior came on and declared, proudly, that “I’m computer illiterate”.

The crowd guffawed.

I can’t imagine that happening if someone came on and said, “I’m functionally illiterate”.

Computers are important now. They’re all-pervasive, not looking like computers, and vital to getting things done.

Let’s stop letting people revel that they don’t understand them.